Dianthus chinensis 'Chianti Double'
Chinese pink
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Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Annual, Hardy
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This pretty traditional cottage garden plant is long-flowering, producing masses of small, burgundy blooms with white edges. A good cut flower for posies.
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Sow in early spring in good quality compost, just covering the seed with a little sifted compost or fine vermiculite at 21C/70F. Germination usually takes 7-21 days. Transplant seedlings into individual pots or modules when large enough to handle and grow on, acclimatising to outside conditions and planting out in a sunny position after all risk of frost is past. NOTE: Externally sourced seeds.
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