Dianthus chinensis Corona Cherry Magic
- Flowers: Summer
- Position: Full sun
- Height: 10 inches
- Germination: Easy
- Aftercare: Easy
- Ideal for: Border, Containers
Spectacular large-flowered mixture of solid cherry, lavender with cherry centres and 'tie-dyed' lavender cherry blooms.
Early to flower on dwarf, neat compact plants, ideal for adding a touch of magic to borders or containers, throughout the summer.
|Sowing time:||8 to 10 weeks before last frost.|
Sow at 18 to 20C (64 to 68F) on the surface of a good free draining, damp seed compost.
Cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite.
After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination.
Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged; germination usually takes 14 to 30 days.
When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3 inch) pots or trays.
Gradually acclimatize young plants to outdoor conditions for 10 to 15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 15 to 20cm (12 inches) apart.
For best results, provide any ordinary, well to drained soil in full sun.