Dianthus chinensis var. heddewigii
Brand: MoravoSeed
Packaged:0,09 g (60 s.)
Availability:In Stock
Ex Tax: 2.35€
China pink terry "Black & White".
Hardy Annual.
Position: Full Sun.
Ideal for: Bedding, Border, Cut Flower.
Germination: Easy.
Aftercare: Easy.
Showy plants for bedding, border, rockery and containers producing an abundance of quite unique, showy black and white flowers throughout summer. The dainty, fully double blooms are heavily laced, over an inch in diameter and sweetly scented. They make excellent cut flowers lasting a long time in water. Flowers summer.
Height 30-35 cm.
Sowing Instructions: Sow early spring at +21°C in a good free draining seed compost, just covering the seed. Germination usually takes 7-21 days.
Growing Instructions: When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow on in cool conditions. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost 30 cm apart in a sunny spot on light well drained soil. For pot plants, transplant seedlings into 7,5 cm pots, grow cool, well ventilated and give plenty of light, but shade from direct sun.
Kitchen Notes: the spicy clove flavoured flowers add a zest to salads and can be candied, made into jam or sweet-sour pickle!

Eng.: Chinese pink, Annual pink, Indian pink, Japanese pink, Rainbow pink, Velvet dianthus. Suom.: Kesäneilikka, kiinanneilikka. Sven.: Sommarnejlika. Bot. syn.: Dianthus x heddewigii (Regel) hort.

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