Dianthus Rainbow Loveliness 300 seeds


Attractive mixed coloured fringed blooms all with a heavenly fragrance for borders or containers. Flowers fromlate spring throughout the summer months. Popular biennial garden flower. Heavenly scented blooms in colourful combinations of white, reds, pinks, and with some bi-coloured. Easily raised from seed, they produce large flowers made up of five, very finely cut petals. Blooms the year after planting in mid-spring to mid-summer. The beautiful colours and the amazing scent make this Sweet William an ideal cut flower.

Sow the dianthus seeds on the surface of a good free- draining compost and slightly cover them with vermiculate or compost. Seal the seed tray in a polythene bag and keep at 14-21 Celsius. Germination takes 10-20 days.Alternatively these flower seeds can be sown directly outside in late spring, 0.5 cm deep. Leave about 30 cm between rows and thin out the seedlings as they emerge 20-30 cm between the plants.

Transplant the seedlings when large enough to handle into pots and grow them on in cooler conditions. Plant them to their final position in the autumn for flowering the following spring.

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