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Dianthus 'Chianti Double'

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Dianthus 'Chianti Double' Seeds

Dianthus Chianti is a favourite cottage garden annual. These lovely plants produce many stems with masses of small fully double fringed flowers. Flowers are scented and the colour of rich red wine and every petal is edged in white.

In the flower world Carnations are making a big comeback. Their timeless elegance suits today's popular Vintage style for both flower arrangements, weddings and cottage gardens. If you are creating a scented cutting garden this year then the fragrant flowers of Chianti may be just what you need for your posies.

Each individual flower is upward facing which makes Dianthus Chianti jolly useful in the garden, as a border edging or as a cut flower. Grow in full sun with well drained soil for best results.

Genus Dianthus chinensis

Common name Chianti Double
Plant Type Half Hardy Annual
Height & Spread 30cm (12 inches) tall x 30cm ( 12 inches) spread
Sow Seeds Sow indoors February to May in modules at 16-21°C. Cover seeds lightly with compost. Germination takes 7 -21 days.
Thin/Plant Out Grow on in 9cm pots then plant out from May onwards when the soil has warmed up. Allow a minimum space of 30cm per plant.
Conditions Required Dianthus love well drained soil. They prefer a site with plenty of sunshine too. Feed and water regularly to keep flower production going.
Flower Production Scented blooms are produced from July until late September. After flowering protect your plants from frost and winter rain for repeat flowering next year.
Picking Cut flowers regularly and dead-head to make sure that your plants continue to produce new blooms. When cutting place the cut flowers into a tall bucket of clean water. Allow to rest overnight before arranging. Long lasting cut flower.
Planting Combinations If you have the space I suggest you grow plenty of these lovely Dianthus. Grows particularly well with other flowers in the cutting patch such as Sweet Peas, Cornflowers, Scabiosa and Nigella.

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