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Potted: Dianthus

Photo - Linda Ross

Dianthus ‘Waterloo Sunset’ (Dianthus x allwoodii)

These new ‘garden pinks’ are an effervescent cerise with a port wine eye. The fragrant, double blooms are long-lasting and the plants are compact and well suited to pots. Dianthus like full to part sun and grow to a height of 40cm by 60cm wide. Encourage further flower flushes by removing dead flower heads and boost with slow-release fertiliser annually in spring. 

Bonus: the flowers cut well and look pretty in a vase. 


Text: Ally Jackson

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Author: Ally Jackson