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Old English Pinks

Botanical name: Dianthus x deltoides
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Plant type: Evergreen perennial.
Size (HxW): 25-30cm x 25-30cm
Depth and spacing: Plant at the same level as in the pots with roots below soil surface where the foliage meets the crown. Plant at least 30cm apart.
Watering: Water occasionally if rainfall is low.
Frost tolerance: Hardy
Flowering time: Spring till autumn.
Planting time: Spring
Soil: Well-draining, humus, rich soil.
Aspect: Full sun.
Climate: Cool to Temperate.
Fertilizer: Use any well-rotted manure or a slow release fertilizer in winter.
After flowering care: Cut off any spent flowers and prune back to encourage new growth. Divide every few years to increase stock.
Comments: Flowers are long lasting and excellent for vases and posies.

Last Reviewed: 10/27/2004 2:47:49 PM
Keywords: Old English Pinks, plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb

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