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  • pink
  • Eventual height: 0.3m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Dianthus 'Moulin Rouge'

pink

RHS award of garden merit £3.99
Pot size plug plant
plug plant
5 × plug plants
Quantity

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Crimson-flecked, sugar pink petals with an irregularly toothed margin, form exquisite flowers with a strong scent. They appear in abundance over a long period, topping stout stems that rise above the clumps of grey-green foliage. Perfect for pots (particularly near seating areas where you can appreciate their scent), or front of border positions.

  • Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole. Apply a balanced fertiliser in spring and deadhead to prolong flowering.

  • If you want to increase your stock, you can try taking cuttings in July and early August. Fill a small seed tray with coarse horticultural sand and water it well. Take the cuttings in the cool of the day, choosing non-flowering side shoots about two inches (5cm) in length. If there are flower buds, pick them off. Trim the cuttings below a node (where the leaf joint is) and remove or reduce any large leaves to lessen transpiration. Plunge them into the sand so that two-thirds of the cutting is submerged and place the tray in a cool, shady position for several weeks. Then pot up individually into compost, such as John Innes no 1. You can also leave your cuttings in situ until next spring, although they will need protection from frost.

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