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Dianthus, 'wicked witch'


Dianthus, 'wicked witch' (Dianthus gratianopolitanus (Cheddar Pink))

This wonderful blue leaf dianthus with stunning hot pink classic, blooms for about a month and comes again if cut back immediately. It has proven as most other dianthus I have planted, to enjoy winter and come back ready to go stronger than ever. One of the most noticeable color in the garden even out of bloom.



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Lol I m laughing at the name wicked witch, its very pretty and love the colour nice to have such a lovely show.

6 Sep, 2011

 

It is a great name, isn't it? Lol. This one performs every year. I lost a little this spring, it was so dry before I realized. Now it is moved to frame the lower steps, and spread. I love this icy blue soooo much.

7 Sep, 2011

 

All mine have died in the past never carried till the following year, great this survives.

7 Sep, 2011

 

I do love these dianthus, usually so hardy and trouble free. They like an alkaline soil best I believe Sixpence but will tolerate most soils so long as they are well drained.

8 Sep, 2011

 

Thank you for that Homebird :o)))

8 Sep, 2011

 

I plant mine a little high too, so the 'crown'stays a little more dry. I think its part to combat my cold too though. Even the annual dianthus I put in are back next year, perhaps my soil Homebird? Curious. We are much drier here than there as well.

Thank you Homebird, for the comment and input. This is one of the toughest little dianthus I've grown, good trusty and beautiful.

9 Sep, 2011

 

Now I`m feeling envious as cannot grow these and I love them...

9 Sep, 2011

 

Hmmmm, I really wonder what I've got that is so different. Wish you could grow them, they are one of my favorites too.

9 Sep, 2011



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