Dianthus deltoides 6" tall. A traditional cottage-garden favorite. Spicy clove-scented blossoms with dainty white serrated flower petals and a fiery red ring around the center eye. A stunning combination of fragrance, foliage and flower. Makes a carefree, naturally neat and tidy addition to the rock garden or sun-drenched path.
An excellent complement to Siberian iris in early spring and later with ‘Walker’s’ Low Nepeta. Shear off spent flowerheads to encourage a second bloom in fall. Lush perennial groundcover flowers the first year and will develop into tidy clumps over time. Worth their weight in gold in the border, attracting butterflies, hummingbirds and women with scissors!
Plant in full sun, 12-18" apart in light well-drained soil. MOFGA-certified organic, grown at Ripley Farm. Z3. Maine Grown. (bare-root crowns)
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Herbaceous Perennial Plants
When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be potted up soon, wet the roots. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If you cannot pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.
Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors.
Pot up the rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers. Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting. Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.