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Dianthus Cocktail Cosmopolitan


April - October
10cm x 60cm
Easy Care
Fully Hardy
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Dianthus Cosmopolitan – the plant that’s all dressed up with somewhere to grow! With its elegant blooms, easy care, and a touch of class, it’s the perfect addition to any garden party.

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Get ready to add a little sophistication to your garden with Dianthus Cosmopolitan! This stylish plant boasts delicate, pink and white blooms that are perfect for creating a classic and elegant look. With its compact size and long blooming period, Dianthus Cosmopolitan is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of settings. It's great for borders, containers, and rock gardens, and can even be used as a groundcover. But don't let its elegant appearance fool you - this plant is also low-maintenance and easy to care for. Dianthus Cosmopolitan prefers full sun and well-draining soil, and can tolerate some drought. It's also deer-resistant, making it a great choice for gardens in areas with high deer populations. And with its sweet fragrance and attractive foliage, Dianthus Cosmopolitan is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. It's a favourite of pollinators like bees and butterflies, and adds a touch of class to any garden. So whether you're looking to add a little sophistication to your outdoor space or simply enjoy a plant that's easy to care for, Dianthus Cosmopolitan is the perfect choice. Cheers to a plant that's as chic and stylish as a classic cocktail!

Planting Conditions

Looking to add a little class to your garden with Dianthus Cosmopolitan? Planting is a breeze! This plant prefers well-draining soil that's not too rich, and full sun to keep it looking its best. But don't worry, Dianthus Cosmopolitan isn't too picky - it can also tolerate some light shade. And while it may look like a fancy lady, it's also tough enough to handle some drought conditions. Just make sure to give it some space to spread out - this plant can grow up to a foot wide. With the right planting conditions, Dianthus Cosmopolitan is sure to add a touch of elegance to your garden.

Watering & Feeding

Dianthus Cosmopolitan may be a sophisticated plant, but it's not a diva when it comes to watering and feeding. This low-maintenance beauty prefers soil that's evenly moist but not waterlogged, so make sure to give it a good drink during dry spells. And when it comes to feeding, a balanced fertiliser every few weeks during the growing season will keep it looking its best. But don't overdo it - like a true cosmopolitan, this plant doesn't want to be too full! With just the right amount of watering and feeding, Dianthus Cosmopolitan will be the belle of the ball.

General Care

Dianthus Cosmopolitan may be a beautiful plant, but it's also a low-maintenance beauty that's easy to care for. Regular deadheading of spent flowers will encourage it to keep blooming, and pruning back by one-third in late summer will promote a bushier habit. And while it doesn't require a lot of attention, Dianthus Cosmopolitan still likes to feel appreciated. Keep an eye out for any pests or diseases, and don't forget to give it a little love - a compliment on its delicate blooms or a polite request for it to pose for a garden photo will keep it feeling valued. With a little TLC, Dianthus Cosmopolitan will be the star of your garden.