Dianthus Firewitch Dianthus Kahori Dianthus Frosty Fire

Bloom time: May to July

Height: 4-6"

Exposure: Full sun

Varieties available: Firewitch, Pink Tones, Frosty Fire Cheddar Pinks, Kahori Scarlet, Tiny Rubies

Growing Information:

 Dianthus, also known as "pinks," are popular for their vibrant colours, delicate petals, and sweet fragrance.

 Dianthus plants typically feature narrow, grass-like leaves and produce clusters of small, five-petaled flowers.

 Dianthus thrives in full sunlight, requiring at least six hours of direct sunlight per day. Choose a location in your garden that receives ample sunlight to ensure optimal blooming.

 Dianthus prefers well-draining soil with a slightly alkaline pH level between 6.5 and 7.5. If your soil is heavy or clay-like, consider adding organic matter or sand to improve drainage.

While dianthus is relatively drought-tolerant, regular watering is essential, especially during dry spells. Aim to keep the soil evenly moist, but avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot.

Dianthus thrives in cooler temperatures, ideally between 60°F and 70°F (15°C and 21°C). They can tolerate light frosts but may require protection during harsh winters.

1. Planting: Start by preparing the soil, removing any weeds or debris. Dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball of your dianthus plant and gently place it in the hole. Backfill with soil, firming it gently around the plant. Space multiple plants at least 6 to 12 inches apart to allow for proper air circulation.

2. Fertilization: Dianthus plants benefit from regular fertilization. Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer according to the manufacturer's instructions. Apply the fertilizer around the base of the plant, taking care not to let it touch the leaves or stems.

3. Pruning: Regular deadheading and pruning of spent flowers will encourage continuous blooming and prevent the plant from going to seed prematurely. Trim back any leggy or overgrown stems to maintain a compact and tidy appearance.

4. Pest and Disease Control: Dianthus plants are generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, keep an eye out for common issues such as aphids, slugs, and powdery mildew. If necessary, treat with appropriate organic or chemical controls.



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