Chinese Carnation ‘Dancing Geisha’ - Hardy plant

Dianthus chinensis ‘Dancing Geisha’

Chinese Carnation ‘Dancing Geisha’ - Hardy plant

Dianthus chinensis ‘Dancing Geisha’
Oriental flavour in the garden
This very special dianthus in a striking colour combination is perfect for pots and borders. The elegant fringed flowers stand on sturdy stems. 'Dancing Geisha' is very weather resistant and produces blooms all summer long, so it is a worthwhile and rewarding garden subject.
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Chinese Carnation ‘Dancing Geisha’ - Hardy plant
Latin name: Dianthus chinensis ‘Dancing Geisha’
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Multicoloured
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Green stayer: No
Leafs all year: No
Hardy plants: Yes
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Naturalizing: No
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Flowering: June - October
Growing Height: 20 - 25 cm
Planting distance: 20 - 30 cm

Dianthus chinensis ‘Dancing Geisha’ looks great in a pot on the patio or decking. Use a pot with holes in the base. Cover the bottom with a layer of potsherds or gravel. Put potting soil in the pot and mix in some sharp sand and lime. Set the root ball of ‘Dancing Geisha’ at the correct depth, fill with soil and press firmly. Water generously after planting and place the pot in a spot in full sun.

Dianthus chinensis ‘Dancing Geisha’ in the ground

The exuberant flowering Dianthus chinensis 'Dancing Geisha' can be planted in the garden.It will prefer a well-drained soil, heavy soil can be improved by adding some sharp sand mix. A border along the garden path planted with these carnations will be most welcoming! The unusual and very striking flowers of dianthus chiensis ‘Dancing Geisha’ blend nicely with Chinese foxglove (Rehmannia elata).


Promote a second flowering of Dianthus chinensis ‘Dancing Geisha’ by deadheading the spent flowers. Encourage an abundance of flowers by adding food regularly when watering in the summer. You will be delighted with the flowers that last from spring through to early autumn. ‘Dancing Geisha’ copes reasonably well against drought. Dianthus chinensis ‘Dancing Geisha’ is a strong, weather-resistant perennial.

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