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Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire'

Carnation, Maiden Pink

Hardy Perennial

A spectacular first year flowering perennial Dianthus that is quick to flower. Dwarf plants of deep green foliage, are smothered with dainty white serrated flowers complemented by an attractive fiery red eye. These delightful 'Pinks' are long flowering, and look stunning as ground cover in borders or added to rockeries. Height: 15-20cm (6-8in).

Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
patio, ground cover, cottage gardens, alpine & rockery, low maintenance garden, cut flower garden, coastal garden
Flowering Period:
May, June, July, August, September
Sowing Months:
February, March, April, May, June, September, October
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (80 dianthus seeds)

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    • £2.89
Sow February to June or September to October. Sow seed on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed or multipurpose compost, then cover the seed with a very light sprinkling of vermiculite. Place container in a propagator or seal inside a polythene bag and place at 15-20C (59-68F). Germination usually takes 14-30 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination.

Overwinter September sowings in a coldframe and plant out the following spring.

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