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Dianthus Fusilier

Pink

Excellent for the edge of borders or rockeries

This Pink is perfect for adding a splash of summer colour and it smells fantastic too. It makes a spreading carpet of long greyish-green leaves, a brilliant backdrop for the masses of bright red, semi-double flowers.

Where?

It loves the sun and is perfect for edging a border, in a rock garden or for a container.

How?

Easy to grow in a well-drained soil, they do especially well in chalky soils. Place some coarse grit or sand in the base of the planting hole if your soil is heavy and wet in winter. Use a good quality potting compost for container growing. Remove faded flowers to encourage re-blooming.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 20 cm - 25 cm
Plant width 20 cm - 25 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 25 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Patio container, Coastal or drought resistant, Gravel garden, Garden edging, Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden, Banks and slopes

Check store availability

1 litre pot £4.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From April to September