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Type: Perennial
Seed #: 538   ( Edit )
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")
Quantity: 25 Seeds
Price: $3.33
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.
Attracts
Butterflies
Great
Cutflower
Deer
Resistant
Scented



Temporarily out of stock
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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Yellow Foxglove - Foxglove produces spires of large yellow  tubular florets with speckled throats. Flowers 1st year from early sowing. Plants are hardy biennials.Useful as cut-flower or wild flowers. Self sowing.   Nicotiana  - Pure White - Popular for using massed in beds this tall plant produces large drooping white tubular scented flowers that attract hummingbirds and other beneficial insects. Easy to grow. Great for container plantings and cut flowers.   Shasta Daisy - Easy to grow, these tough plants produce single and semi-double blooms up to seven inches across! Fantastic in almost any conditions or soil. Shasta daisy is drought tolerant, deer resistant and self-sows easily making them a great addition to any wildflower or rural garden. Cut them back immediately after flowering to encourage a second crop.
Yellow Foxglove   Nicotiana - Pure White   Shasta Daisy
(Digitalis lutea )   (Nicotiana sylvestris)   (Chrysanthemum maxi.)

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