Dianthus Scented Passion


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25cm x 30cm
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Dianthus Scented Passion is the plant equivalent of a passionate kiss – vibrant, sweet, and irresistible to pollinators. It’s like a botanical love potion for your garden and guaranteed to attract some attention!

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Looking for a plant that's passionate about blooming? Look no further than Dianthus Scented Passion! This charming perennial boasts vibrant, rich red flowers with a sweet fragrance that will delight your senses. Dianthus Scented Passion is an easy-to-grow plant that's perfect for garden beds, borders, or containers. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. Plant it in Spring or Autumn, making sure to space the plants at least 6 inches apart. Once established, Dianthus Scented Passion requires minimal care. But what really sets Dianthus Scented Passion apart is its passion for attracting pollinators! Bees and butterflies can't resist the bright colours and sweet fragrance of this plant. It's like throwing a party for your local pollinators in your backyard! And if you're looking to bring some of that passion indoors, cut a few stems of Dianthus Scented Passion and place them in a vase. Not only will it add a pop of colour to your home, but it will also fill the room with a delightful fragrance. Overall, Dianthus Scented Passion is a must-have for any garden or flower arrangement. Its bright colour, sweet fragrance, and passion for pollinators make it a true gem in the world of plants. So why not add a little passion to your life with Dianthus Scented Passion?

Planting Conditions

Dianthus Scented 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 Scented 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 Scented 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 Scented Passion will bloom with passion all season long!

General Care

Dianthus Scented 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 Scented 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.