The blooms of delightful little Dianthus superbus are so finely cut and fringed that they appear to be frilly pinwheels.
Flowers of Fringed Pink can range from a romantic pale pink shade to rich, deep-lilac.
But whatever shades, each flower is intensely and exquisitely perfumed.
Dianthus superbus punches way above her size in flower production and perfume power.
Plus the perfume is produced both in the night as well as the day, so plant near a door or window.
Bunches of the fringed flowers are borne on long stems, so they can be easily cut to fill a vase with colour and the room with perfume.
Dianthus superbus is a robust, tough, and very easy to grow plant.
And she is almost maintenance free when planted in a suitable site.
Grey-green fine foliage makes an attractive clump, so plant it near an edge, or in a pot, where you can really enjoy the lovely fringed flowers and delicious scent.
It makes a wonderful groundcover or edge when several are grouped together.
So plant Dianthus superbus in Full Sun, where this tough little survivor will thrive in heat, dry, and wind.
She is water-wise and drought tolerant once established, and very frost hardy.
Dianthus superbus loves sandy soil, gravel and rocky sites, and is perfectly suited to seaside gardens or life in a pot. Then you can move it around to have the perfume always near.
45cm H x 30cm W approx.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Dianthus superbus seeds can be sown at any time indoors / or scatter directly in the garden in winter or early spring.
Indoors for early plants: Sow in punnets on surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Press gently and barely cover with mix or fine sandy grit. Seeds need light to germinate.
Keep moist in a well lit position (but not in direct sun).
16-20°C approx. is best for rapid germination.
Seedlings emerge in approx. 14-21 days.
Scatter direct 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: 25 seeds per pack approx.