- A perfectly mixed selection of Cocktail-inspired Dianthus in shades of Pink, Magenta, Cherry Red, White and Lime Green.
- All you need for a stunning display of these distinctive, warmly scented blooms
- You will receive 4 x Dianthus Cocktail Collection in 2L Pots from a selection of Shirley Temple, Mojito, Cosmopolitan and Cherry Daiquiri.
- Hardy perennials flowering from May to October
- Attracts butterflies and bees to your garden
- Serrated edges and bright colours make these resemble mini carnations
- Best time to plant
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Good Pest and Disease Resistance
Dianthus is generally trouble free but can have issues with Slugs and Snails as well as Aphids. For Slugs and Snails, it is important to keep the area around the plant debris free and as dry as possible, especially at night as slugs and snails love damp conditions. You can use barriers such as egg shells or copper wire to surround the plant to prevent slugs and snails reaching the leaves. It is also a good idea to spray your plant with water which has boiled some garlic in it for around 2 hours. For more serious slug and snail control you can also use specific nematodes that will find the pests and cause them to die. To combat Aphids you can pick away the bugs with your hands and also wash the infested areas down with soapy water.MORE
Water Often in Summer
Dianthus thrive in moist soil so make sure you water often so that the soil does not dry out. During hot and dry spells this could require watering every couple of days.MORE
Full Sun/Partial shade
Will prefer full sun but can thrive in partial shade–somewhere where it will receive at least 4-6 hours of sun every day.MORE
Fertile, Well-Drained Soil
You will want to mix in plenty of organic matter such as garden compost into the soil before planting and more every spring. If your soil is particularly clay-heavy and easily becomes waterlogged, add some perlite into the soil to improve drainage.MORE
Prune in Autumn
Cut back plant in Autumn after the plant has flowered to promote fresh new green growth.MORE
Know Your Plant
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