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Dianthus x allwoodii 'Passion' (Pink, Dianthus)

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Plant description

Dianthus 'Passion' is a tufting, spreading decorative perennial plant with perfumed red flowers and compact grey green foliage. It is a low maintenance evergreen plant and will provide flowers for long periods through the warmer months. The flowers also make excellent cut flowers that last well in floral arrangements. The plant is good for small gardens, patios and courtyards, as well as for mass planting as a groundcover, and for borders. It does well in containers. It has low water requirements once established, but will appreciate deep watering in extended periods of heat. It is frost hardy.

Apply a slow release fertiliser in spring, and a small amount of dolomite . Pruning of the plant is not needed for it to remain compact. Remove spent flowers to encourage repeat blooming. Dianthus are troubled by few pests and diseases. Aphids may appear on the flowers, but are easily dealt with by a spray of soapy water or a blast from the hose to dislodge them.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: red
Flowering season: spring summer

Scent

Dianthus 'Passion' has a sweet spicy perfume

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.3 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 0.4 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Butterflies, insects, bees.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 6.5-7.8

Pests

Aphids

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Slow release fertiliser applied in spring.

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