Dianthus Little Maiden

Compact and free flowering.

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The lovely sweet flowers have the fragrance of cloves that is sure to steal your heart.

The blooms open above the foliage and have deeply dissected petals. These fringed flowers look very delicate and add a lovely texture to the garden.

Dianthus are renown for their extensive flowering season ease of care and durability. Plant Dianthus 'Little Maiden' in beds, along pathways, underneath roses, in pots or rockeries.

Dianthus has a lovely cottage feel. The mounding foliage is tidy and forms dense, blue green clumps.

Dianthus 'Little Maiden' grows best in moderately fertile to humus rich, well drained soil. Plant in beds and borders, rock gardens or pots. 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.

Regular cutting of flowers promotes 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.

Code

DAALM

Botantical name

Dianthus arenarius

Height

10-20cm

Width

15-30cm

Flowers

Summer to Autumn

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Pots

Water needs

1