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Dianthus Cruentus (Feld Pink)

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Dianthus cruentus (feld pink)

Dianthus Cruentus (Feld Pink)


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Position: full sun
Soil: rich but well-drained, alkaline to neutral soil
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: June to August
Flower colour: reddish-pink to nearly white
Hardiness: fully hardy, but protect from excessive winter wet A lovely little alpine, which is a native of the Balkans. The upright flower stems bear clusters of pinky-red to almost white flowers in late spring and summer. These bob happily above the long, bluish-green, evergreen foliage. It is easy to grow and the bees and butterflies will love you for it.Garden care: Dianthus should be trimmed back lightly after flowering to promote new basal growth. Prune more closely in spring, as new shoots emerge to maintain a tidy shape.

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