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Description for Dianthus (White)
Long blooming, perfect for small bouquets-most are fragrant. A cottage garden is not complete without several Dianthus. All are heat tolerant and low maintenance beauties. The dianthus plant is also called Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) and has a fragrance with cinnamon or clove notes.
The plants are small and usually between 6 and 18 inches tall. Dianthus flowers are most often in pink, salmon, red and white hues. The foliage is slender and sparsely spread on thick stems. Most garden varieties of Dianthus plants grow from 10 to 20 inches tall, however, some species can vary from 2 inches to 3 feet tall in height.
Planting and care
Caring for Dianthus
- Soil should be well-drained and fertile for growing dianthus.
- Dianthus should be kept in a place receiving at least 4-5 hours of bright indirect sunlight.
- Water the plant when the soil feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season.
- Fertilize dianthus plant mostly in the spring season with an organic fertilizer.
Typical uses of Dianthus
Special features: Dianthus are garden classics, appearing in many shapes and colors, most with blue/green or blue frosted quill-like foliage.
Culinary use: Dianthus is also often used in cooking. (When using this herb for cooking make sure to remove the petal base â€“ it is quite bitter!) Fresh dianthus petals can be used to liven up salads, sandwiches and pies. The petals of the flowers, when crystallized, make beautiful decorations for cakes and pastries.
Ornamental use: Can be used as an ornamental plant in landscapes and gardens.
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Do we have to replant it when this will be get delivered to us at home?
Awesome experience!!! Luved the plant. Looked exactly the same. Thank you NL
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How often I need to water it?