Adorable Pot Carnation

Dianthus 'Adorable'

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The Dianthus 'Adorable' series produces highly scented flowers and are both slug and rabbit resistant. They have a strong branching habit and an extended flowering season. a great choice for planting in borders both on their own and with a mix of different plants. Foliage has a silvery tinge and these typically grow to less than half a metre tall and wide, making them well suited to container growing too.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer

Propagation

Layering

Best done after flowering has occured.

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings are best taken from non-flowering shoots, in summer.

Special features

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Personality

Family

Caryophyllaceae

Flower colour

Purple, Red, Multicoloured, Orange, White, Pink

Scent

Strong
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