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Dianthus Pink Kisses

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Fully double flowers on upright stems Dianthus ‘Pink Kisses’ was bred for pots, but don’t let that stop you from using it in the garden too, this plant can do it all! The plants are nice and uniform with dense branching and plenty of flower power.

The petals are soft pink with a deeper, magenta pink kiss in the centre. They have a soft, spicy fragrance and last well in a vase. They are even self cleaning.

Dianthus are renowned for their extensive flowering season, ease of care and durability. Plant Dianthus ‘Pink Kisses’ in beds, along pathways, underneath roses, in pots or rockeries. The mounding foliage forms tidy, dense clumps which are inundated with blooms .

Dianthus ‘Pink Kisses’ grows best in moderately fertile to humus rich, well drained soil. Plant in full sun, in warmer climates it is a good idea to protect them from hot afternoon sun. Water in well, then once established they are dry tolerant.

Dianthus ‘Pink Kisses’ is an annual, or short lived perennial. A light prune after flowering will promote healthy growth and perennial propensities. Add plenty of fertiliser during the flowering season for best blooms. Cut back to half in autumn, after the flowering has finished.

The botanical name Dianthus is from the Greek; Dios for god and anthos for flower, God’s Flower, and they were dedicated to Aphrodite.

Code

CSPKP

Botantical name

Dianthus caryophyllus

Height

30-40cm

Width

25-35cm

Flowers

Early spring to summer

Climate

Cool to Sub-Tropical

Availability

Australia wide

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Pots

Water needs

2