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Dianthus deltoides 'Micro Chips'

Carnation, Maiden Pink

Hardy Perennial

A true first year flowering perennial Dianthus that is very quick to bloom. Dwarf deep green foliage, soon becomes smothered in a spectacular mixture of dainty serrated edged flowers. Stunning in containers, used as ground cover at the front of borders or added to rockeries. Height: 15-20cm.

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
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (80 dianthus seeds)

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    • £0.99
Sow February to April. Sow seed on the surface of lightly firmed, moist seed compost in pots or trays and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Keep at a temperature of between 18-20ºC (64-68ºF). After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged; germination usually takes 14-30 days.

Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm (3in) pots. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 30cm (12in) apart.

For best results, provide any ordinary, well-drained soil in full sun.

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