Sweetness Dianthus

Quick Facts:

    • Perennial, but flowers in the first year
    • Compact dwarf variety
    • Extremely variable flowers
    • Fleuroselect Award Winner
    • Blooms July to October

Sweetness Dianthus

Description:

Dianthus plumarius. Sweetness Dianthus seeds are the Fleuroselect award winning variety and much loved for their ability to produce flowers in the first year of growth. The variable, frilled, pink to white flowers appear from July to October atop stems that grow only 15cm (6") tall. Try it in containers or raised beds. Dianthus is quite drought tolerant, so it is a good option for xeriscaping. This variety of Dianthus is easy to grow from seeds. Mulch in winter if really cold weather is expected, or simply grow it as an annual with new seeds each spring.

Perennial

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
1 seedling FL2058A $4.00 Unavailable
$4.00

Quick Facts:

    • Perennial, but flowers in the first year
    • Compact dwarf variety
    • Extremely variable flowers
    • Fleuroselect Award Winner
    • Blooms July to October

How To Grow

Our Dianthus seeds produce hardy perennial plants that are colouful, drought resistant, and bloom in the first year. Learn how to grow Dianthus in our simple online growing instructions. These short growing flowers are widely variable and work well in raised beds, window boxes, containers, and even hanging baskets.

When I Get My Seedling Home
Keep seedlings under very bright light to prevent legginess. Artificial lights are ideal, but a bright (ideally, south-facing) room will work for the short term. You may have to pot on seedlings more than once before they go out to allow for root growth. This is done by transplanting them into a slightly larger container with enough additional soil to keep the container mostly full. Keep the soil moist by daily watering and allow for free drainage so the plants are never sitting water.

Transplanting
Do not transplant outside until daytime temperatures are steadily 10°C (50°F) or warmer. This may mean keeping seedlings indoors for up to a month. The plants should not require any fertilizer until transplant time. Aim to space transplants 15-23cm (6-9″) apart.

Growing
Grow in rich, well drained soil with a pH range of 6.0-7.5. Water established plants only during dry spells. Cut back the short stems after flowering, and be sure to mulch if very cold weather is expected. Replenish with new seeds every 3-4 years.