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Cottage Pinks Seeds

Cottage Pinks Seeds

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Cottage Pinks Seeds, Mixed Colors (Dianthus plumarius) Perennial, non gmo open pollinated

Minimum 25 seeds per package.

Fragrant clove-like scent, fringed blooms in a range of pinks, white and purple are wonderful reminders of old-fashioned English "cottage pinks or grass pinks". Dianthus Cottage Pinks establish well from flower seeds, and they work well for edging, in the front of the border, used as a ground cover plant, for rock gardens and to interplant in rock walls.

Dianthus Plumarius prefer full sun in a cool climate. Most varieties if started early will bloom in the first year. They will bloom in spring and early summer. Blooms are 1 - 2 inches in diameter. Deadheading spent flowers will promote a longer lasting bloom season.

Dianthus requires light and fast draining soils. The addition of lime can remedy overly acidic soils. Pinks are sensitive to over watering. But in dry periods water once or twice a week. This Dianthus only grows 12 inches tall so it can be used as a ground cover plant. 

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 4 - 8

Height: approx. 12 inches

Bloom Season: Spring and summer

Bloom Color: pink white purple

Environment: Full sun

Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.0 - 7.2

Deer Resistant: Yes

Temperature: 68F

Average Germ Time: 7 - 21 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Seeds must be covered thinly

Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 12 inches

Sow the seeds indoor 4 - 6 weeks before last frost. Use sterile starter mix, and sow the seeds on top, covering lightly with soil. Transplant seedlings outdoors after frost season has passed. For directly sowing Dianthus ground cover seeds outdoors, wait until danger of frost is over, and directly sow Dianthus seeds into prepared beds. Lightly cover and keep seeds moist.


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