Spring Planting: we begin shipping in late April through May beginning with the warmest hardiness zones, so you receive your products at the proper time for planting.
Dianthus. We are thrilled to introduce you to this selection from the 'Fruit Punch' series. Strong and spiky steel-grey foliage looks fabulous all season long, but in early summer plants will be loaded with the reddest cherry red, fluffy, double, long-lasting flowers. A ruthless shearing after this first bloom will provoke a second flowering in early fall. Flowers profusely adding incredible colour. Deer resistant, low maintenance, drought tolerant and fragrant. Dianthus truly has it all! 2.5" plug.
Sold as: Pkg of 1
|1||Pkg of 1||$ 16.95 / pkg|
|2||Pkg of 1||$ 15.45 / pkg|
|3||Pkg of 1||$ 14.65 / pkg|
|4+||Pkg of 1||$ 13.80 / pkg|
Some Perennials will be shipped to you from our greenhouses. They will be in pots and may have actively growing green leaves. These pots should be immersed in water upon arrival to thoroughly soak the root ball. These growing plants must be hardened off before planting outside. Keep in a cool bright room, and place outside on mild days and gradually leave outside for longer periods of time. After a week or so, or when nighttime temperatures are above freezing, plant outside. If a severe dip in temperature is expected, you may want to place straw or an old blanket over the green leaves to protect them from severe damage. Frost or cold will not permanently hurt the plant, but it may damage the new leaves and set growth back.
Plant in spring or fall, spacing plants 6 to 12 inches apart, depending on the type. Prepare the garden bed by using a garden fork or tiller to loosen soil to a depth of 12 to 15 inches, then mix in a 2- to 4-inch layer of compost. Dig a hole twice the diameter of the plant's container. Carefully remove the plant from its pot and place it in the hole so the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Carefully fill in around the root ball and firm the soil gently. Water thoroughly.
Water plants during the summer if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week. Stake tall varieties to keep them upright. Remove spent blooms on tall varieties, or shear back mounding plants after bloom to encourage rebloom. After the first killing frost, cut stems back to an inch or two above soil line. Divide plants every 3 to 4 years as new growth begins in the spring, lifting plants and dividing them into clumps.