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Dianthus ‘Scent First Passion’ (WP PASSION PBR)


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40cm x 40cm
Fully Hardy

Dianthus ‘Scent First Passion’ stands out for its popularity and versatility. This charming perennial boasts fantastically scented blooms and excellent breeding, making it a favourite for cut flower arrangements. With an extended flowering period, it partners well with Foxgloves, Salvia and Penstemons. Our selection of this classic Dianthus is driven by its unmatched nature, offering gardeners a fragrant and visually appealing addition that enhances both outdoor spaces and bouquets.

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Dianthus 'Scent First Passion' graces gardens with its delightful fragrance and long-lasting blooms, making it a popular choice among scented perennials. This charming Dianthus variety is a nursery favourite due to it's exceptional breeding, it boasts elegant, fully double red flowers with petals that are extremely hardy. The blooms not only add visual satisfaction but also releases a sweet and nostalgic fragrance. Beyond its aroma, 'Scent First Passion' also stands out for its ease of care, making it an ideal choice for both novice and experienced gardeners. This perennial thrives in well-drained soil and enjoys a sunny to partially shaded location, contributing to its versatility in various garden settings. A delightful feature of 'Scent First Passion' is its suitability as a cut flower, allowing you to bring the captivating scent indoors. The long-lasting blooms make for stunning floral arrangements, enhancing your living spaces with the charm of this scented Dianthus. Whether planted in flower beds and borders, pots or containers, 'Scent First Passion' elevates the sensory experience in your garden space and certainly elevates a variety of garden designs, such as; coastal gardens and cottage gardens. We highly recommend partnering with Foxgloves, Salvia, Penstemons and Geraniums.

Planting Conditions

Dianthus 'Scent First Passion' prefers a sunny spot with well-draining soil that's not too rich or heavy. It's important to plant it in soil that's been loosened and amended with organic matter, such as compost or well-rotted manure, to ensure good drainage. Plant it in the Spring or Autumn, spacing the plants at least 15cm (6 inches) apart. It's also important to avoid planting Dianthus 'Scent First Passion' in areas with standing water, as it can cause root rot. Once established, this charming perennial is relatively low-maintenance and will reward you with vibrantly rich red blooms, that will fill your garden with passion!

Watering & Feeding

Dianthus 'Scent First Passion' is a low-maintenance plant that doesn't require much fussing over when it comes to watering and feeding. It prefers consistently moist soil, so make sure to water it regularly, especially during hot and dry weather. However, avoid overwatering as it can lead to root rot. As for feeding, a light application of balanced fertiliser in early Spring is enough to keep this plant happy and healthy. And if you want to encourage more blooms, you can deadhead spent flowers throughout the growing season. With just a little TLC, your Dianthus 'Scent First Passion' will bloom with passion all season long!

General Care

Dianthus 'Scent First Passion' is a low-maintenance plant that requires little care to thrive in your garden. It prefers a spot with full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil that's not too rich or heavy. Water it regularly to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage more flowers throughout the growing season, and trim the plant after each blooming period to keep it looking neat. Dianthus 'Scent First Passion' is relatively disease and pest-free, but keep an eye out for slugs and snails, which can damage the leaves and flowers. Overall, this plant is a delightful addition to any garden or flower arrangement.