Dianthus plumarius fl pl ‘Springcharme’
SPRING CHARM PICOTEE
The blooms of Dianthus plumarius fl pl ‘Springcharme’ are charmingly old fashioned, frilly, fringed, double and fragrant.
Flower colours range from a romantic pale pink shade to rich crimson, many with contrasting eyes and bands of colour.
But whatever colour, each flower is intensely and exquisitely perfumed.
They really are wonderful “charms of spring” and are much loved as old world cottage Picotees
Cut a posy of perfume
You can cut bunches of the fringed flowers to fill a vase with colour and the room with perfume.
Robust, tough & easy grower
Dianthus plumarius fl pl ‘Springcharme’ is a robust, tough, and very easy to grow plant.
And is almost maintenance free when planted in a suitable site or a pot.
Wonderful groundcover or edge
Grey-green fine foliage makes an attractive clump. So plant ‘Springcharme’ near an edge, or in a pot, where you can really enjoy the lovely double flowers and delicious scent.
‘Springcharme’ makes a wonderful groundcover or edge when several are grouped together.
And shines as a decorative container plant, including on a balcony.
Water-wise & thrives in heat, dry & wind
So plant Dianthus plumarius fl pl ‘Springcharme’ in Full Sun, where this tough little survivor will thrive in heat, dry, and wind.
Plants of ‘Springcharme’ are water-wise and drought tolerant once established, and very frost hardy.
Delightful ‘Springcharme’ loves sandy soil, gravel and rocky sites.
So it is perfectly suited to seaside gardens or life in a pot.
Then you can move it around to have the perfume always near.
45cm High in flower x 30cm Wide cushion of grey-green foliage, approx.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Suitable for beginners & gardening with kids
Dianthus plumarius fl pl seeds can be sown at any time indoors / or scattered directly in the garden in winter or early spring.
Sow Indoors for early plants: Sow in a punnet on the surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Now gently pat the seeds to the surface to ensure good contact.
Then barely cover with mix or fine sandy grit.
Because these seeds need light to germinate.
Keep moist in a well lit position (but not in any direct sun).
Temperatures of 16-20°C approx. are best for rapid and optimum germination.
But these seeds are quick, easy and reliable.
Seedlings emerge in approx. 14-21 days.
Scatter seeds directly in the garden:
Scatter in full sun in neutral to alkaline soil that drains well.
Dianthus do not tolerate wet soil well, particularly in winter – don’t plant them where water collects.
Seed Count: 30 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).
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