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Type: Perennial
Seed #: 538
Common Name: Dianthus - Rainbow Loveliness  
Latin Name: floriferous dianthus
Variety: Rainbow Loveliness
Colour: Mixed
Temperature: 18C - 22C (64F - 72F) (Zone 2)
Zone: 2
Blooms: June to September
Site: Zone 3 +
Height: 30cm - 45cm (12" - 18")
Spread: 10cm - 40cm (4" - 16")
Seeds per pack: 0
Price: $0.00
Plant these to encourage birds and butterflies to visit your garden frequently. This plant produces amazing cutflower. This plant is deer resistant. This plant is scented.

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Dianthus - Rainbow Loveliness

Notes: Frilly, fragrant and delicate but so easy to grow. Produces beautiful scented fairy-like flowers in its first year but its true show is in its second and subsequent years when it encompasses your garden in a heavenly scent. Gorgeous in bouquets.

Instructions: Sow 2 cm deep indoors for an early start and more blooms in the first year. Can be direct sown in Spring well after the last frost has passed. Germination is 5 to 14 days.

History: Native mainly to Europe and Asia, with a few species extending south to North Africa, and even one species (D. repens) in arctic North America. Dianthus and was cited by the Greek botanist Theophrastus. The colour pink is said to be named after the flowers frilled edge. The verb "to pink" dates from the 14th century and means "to decorate with a perforated pattern.

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Dahlia Mix - A stunning mix of single or double and semi-double flowers. Red, white, orange and yellow combinations. Flowers only 70 days from seed. Produces ample cut flowers. Great for small bouquets and vases. May be treated as an annual or stored tubers.
 Dahlia can be grown in a pot if you provide shade for its pot from the hot afternoon sun.   Columbine Mix - Our Columbine patch was extraordinary this year. Now yours will be too! Early Flowers make a bold statement in beds borders, rock gardens and early bouquets. Grows well in part to full shade. Great selection for naturalized or woodland gardens. Gorgeous!   Sea Holly - Dried flower rock star! Vibrant silver-blue foliage with metallic blue seedpods that sport radiant spiny bracts. Excellent in cut flowers & dried arrangements. Cut before they fully open as these will continue to open in the drying process. Hanging them upside down to dry ensures weaker stems do not flop over. A great conversation piece for a dinner bouquet or garden focal point. Long grown in seaside gardens for its salt tolerance. Deer resistant.
Dahlia Mix   Columbine Mix   Sea Holly
(Dahlia variabilis)   (Aquilegia)   (eryngium amethystinum)

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