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Dianthus ‘Scent First Memories’ (WP11 GWE04 PBR)


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30cm x 30cm
Fully Hardy

Dianthus ‘Scent First Memories’ 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 Memories' graces gardens with its delightful fragrance and long-lasting blooms, making it a popular choice among scented perennials. This charming Dianthus variety boasts elegant, fully double white flowers with petals showcasing a delicate blend of pink hues. The blooms not only add visual satisfaction but also releases a sweet and nostalgic fragrance. Beyond its aroma, 'Scent First Memories' 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 Memories' 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 Memories' elevates the sensory experience in your garden space and certainly elevates a variety of garden designs, such as; coastal gardens and cottage gardens.

Planting Conditions

Planting and growing Dianthus Scented Memories is a breeze! This plant thrives in full sun to partial shade, so find a spot in your garden that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight per day. It prefers well-draining soil that's not too rich or heavy. You can add some sand or gravel to the soil to improve drainage if needed. Plant your Dianthus Scented Memories in Spring or Autumn, making sure to space them at least 6 inches apart. And once planted, water them regularly to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. It's that easy!

Watering & Feeding

Dianthus Scented Memories 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. It's like giving your plant a mini facelift to keep it looking its best!

General Care

Dianthus Scented Memories is an easy-to-care-for perennial that requires minimal maintenance to thrive in your garden. It prefers a spot with full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. Water it regularly to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage more flowers throughout the growing season. A light trim after each blooming period will keep the plant looking neat and encourage another flush of blooms. Dianthus Scented Memories is relatively disease and pest-free, but keep an eye out for slugs and snails, which can damage the leaves and flowers. Overall, this charming plant is a delightful addition to any garden.