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Dianthus Cocktail Shirley Temple
(Pinks)

£10.00

£10.00
April - October
10cm x 60cm
Sun
Easy Care
Fully Hardy
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Looking for a flower that’s as sweet as a Shirley Temple, but won’t leave you with a hangover? Look no further than Dianthus Cocktail Shirley Temple! With its charming pink and white blooms, this plant is the life of the garden party.

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Description

Get ready to add a splash of fun and whimsy to your garden with Dianthus Cocktail Shirley Temple! With its vibrant pink and white blooms, this plant is like a refreshing drink on a hot summer day. Dianthus Cocktail Shirley Temple is a compact plant that is perfect for borders, rock gardens, and containers. It blooms profusely in the spring and summer, adding a burst of colour to any outdoor space. And with its sweet fragrance, it's sure to attract plenty of pollinators like bees and butterflies. But don't let its playful appearance fool you - Dianthus Cocktail Shirley Temple is also low-maintenance and easy to care for. It prefers full sun and well-draining soil, but can also tolerate some light shade. And with its drought tolerance, it's a great choice for gardens in areas with less rainfall. And if you're a fan of Shirley Temple, you'll love this plant's namesake. Dianthus Cocktail Shirley Temple is the perfect plant for adding a little whimsy to your garden, and it's sure to make you smile every time you see it. So why not add a little fun to your garden with Dianthus Cocktail Shirley Temple? With its vibrant blooms, easy care, and playful attitude, it's the perfect plant for anyone who likes to mix a little pleasure with their gardening. Cheers to a plant that's as sweet and refreshing as its namesake cocktail!

Planting Conditions

Get ready to party with Dianthus Cocktail Shirley Temple! This plant is easy to please, but it does have a few preferences when it comes to planting conditions. Like any good party guest, it prefers a well-draining soil that's rich in organic matter. Dianthus Cocktail Shirley Temple also likes full sun, but can tolerate some light shade. And while it doesn't mind a drink every now and then, it doesn't like to get too wet - so avoid planting in areas with standing water. With the right planting conditions, Dianthus Cocktail Shirley Temple is sure to be the life of the garden party!

Watering & Feeding

This plant is easy to please, but it does have a few preferences when it comes to planting conditions. Like any good party guest, it prefers a well-draining soil that's rich in organic matter. Dianthus Cocktail Shirley Temple also likes full sun, but can tolerate some light shade. And while it doesn't mind a drink every now and then, it doesn't like to get too wet - so avoid planting in areas with standing water. With the right planting conditions, Dianthus Cocktail Shirley Temple is blooming amazing!

General Care

Dianthus Cocktail Shirley Temple is a delightful addition to any garden, and with a little bit of care, it will keep coming back year after year. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage continuous flowering throughout the season, and prune back after blooming to keep the plant bushy and compact. This plant prefers well-draining soil and full sun, but can also tolerate some shade. Water regularly, but avoid overwatering to prevent root rot. With these simple tips, Dianthus Cocktail Shirley Temple will be the star of the garden party - just like the famous mocktail it's named after!