Rainbow Loveliness Cottage Pinks Seeds

Heirloom

#1280
Availability: In Stock
This plant will surely attract attention! In late spring, the lovely, blue-green mound of leaves is covered with masses of heavily fringed, edible blooms creating a rainbow of color in white, pink, lilac, and rose that butterflies can't resist. Some flowers may be bicolored or have contrasting eyes or rings. The sweet, flowery scent is often compared to jasmine. A wonderful choice for an old-fashioned cottage garden, cutting garden, or perennial border.
$1.89 100 mg

Botanical Name: Dianthus plumarius

Family: Caryophyllaceae

Native: Southeast and middle Europe

Hardiness: Short-lived perennial in USDA zones 3-9

Plant Dimensions: 12"–18" tall

Variety Information: Sweetly scented, 1"–1½" white, pink, rose, red, purplish, bi-colored flowers. Edges are heavily fringed.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Spring

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Sow up until early summer for bloom the following year.

When to Start Inside: 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 14–30 days

Seed Depth: Surface to ⅛"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8"

Thinning: When ½" tall, thin to 1 every 8"

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