EP180 - How to plant a Dianthus container

EP180 - How to plant a Dianthus container


On Todays 5minute Friday, I am planting a Dianthus Container.

These Dianthus are the ‘Scent First’ Series, as I am sure may guess, they are highly scented. They are a dual-purpose plant, as you will get the stunning long blooming flowers and the fragrance too. The colours in this series are some of the prettiest around this year. Ruby reds, strong deep pinks, elegant whites, pastel pinks and some beautiful bi colours.

They are hardy plants, and we are going to take them through the winter. Dianthus are a very low maintenance plant, it almost just needs watering and then feeding, from time to time. Well worth considering for balconies, or outside your front door.

Dianthus Scent First series, will produce masses of highly scented double blooms, with contrasting centres. This series is a cottage garden, evergreen, perennial. Ideal for cut flowers in a vase, striking colours, and a fabulous scent, they will give you a fantastic display.

Butterflies adore them, and they make a spectacular addition to the patio and containers.

Browse our Dianthus Scent First series established 9cm plants, many different varieties.

 How to take Plant up your Dianthus Container.

  1. Take some multipurpose compost and fill container (as shown on video), I have some with added bark, which helps with extra drainage. We want the plants to sit level with the top of the container.
  2. I am going to plant my 3 Dianthus in a triangle, as we find planting in odd numbers, always makes the finished container, look so much better, giving each plant room to grow.
  3. Turn the pot with your plant upside down, whilst supporting the plant and compost, and gently squeeze the pot, releasing the plant.
  4. Place the 3 plants on top of the compost, then just fill in the gaps, not pushing the Dianthus at all.
  5. Top up the container, and just tap it down gently.
  6. We need to water them well, and they are ready to go out, bearing in mind these are hardy.
  7. Try not to be tempted to speed up the process, by keeping them indoors, they prefer outside, perhaps on the patio. If you do keep them inside, they simply, won’t produce the end result. 

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