Dianthus 'Peach Party'
- in stock
- 10.5cm pot
- Standard £4.95
- Next / named day £6.95
This perennial is semi-evergreen so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new growth appears again in spring.
- Position: full sun
- Soil: well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Only recently introduced, but already turning heads, this compact dianthus can produce an abundance of scented flowers over a really long time - and these are usually followed up by a second flush! The fowers themselves are a soft apricot pink, but as the summer progresses, they develop a darker red eye, which offers a beautiful contrast. It's ideal for alpine beds and pots where it will add lashings of low colour.
- Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole. Apply a balanced fertiliser in spring and deadhead to prolong flowering.