Dianthus caryophyllus ‘Picotee Mix’
PICOTEE CLOVE PINKS
Double, old-fashioned garden Carnations, but each with different striped and picotee edged blooms and the lovely scent that makes Dianthus caryophyllus ‘Picotee Mix’ an old time, all time garden favourite.
Old time all time garden favourite
These old fashioned Picotee Clove Pinks were a favourite with my Grandmother, and they still are with me today.
Because nothing can replace that intense clove scent, the abundant cut flowers, and those lovely colours and lace markings.
Easy to grow & quick from seed
Dianthus caryophyllus ‘Picotee Mix’ plants are frost hardy and very water wise. My Grandmother had no water to squander. So the plants she loved had to be able to get on with the job with little assistance.
Dianthus caryophyllus enjoy Full Sun, plenty of lime, well-drained soil and they thrive if spoiled with some compost and mulch.
So you can grow Dianthus caryophyllus ‘Picotee Mix’ anywhere you can grow roses, and they look and smell wonderful together.
Dianthus caryophyllus makes a hardy evergreen perennial clump.
With the foliage forming an attractive grey-green cushion that remains decorative all year.
So they are the perfect garden edging plant, or container plants, and a pleasure anywhere you walk frequently to drink in that intoxicating scent and enjoy their laced and splashed colours.
60cm High flower stems x 30cm Wide clump of approx.
SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Sow at any time of year in punnets indoors, or scatter in the garden in early spring.
INDOORS for early plants:
Sow in punnets on surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Then gently press the seeds onto the mix to ensure good contact.
Now barely cover the seeds with sieved mix or fine sandy grit.
because these seeds need light to germinate.
Keep moist in a warm, well-lit position (but not in direct sun).
Temperatures of 15-21°C approx. are best for rapid and optimum germination.
Seedlings emerge in approx. 7-14 days.
SEED COUNT: 25 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).