Dianthus barbatus 'Summer Sundae' (Dianthus barbatus 'Summer Sundae')
Dianthus barbatus 'Summer Sundae'
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'Summer Sundae' ~ 'Summer Sundae' is a mat-forming, evergreen perennial with linear, blue-green leaves and tall, erect stems bearing flowers in a mix of reds, whites and pinks from late spring to early autumn.
Plant in well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Grows best in soil enriched with well-rotted manure or garden compost. Apply a balanced fertiliser in spring. Flowers in the first year.
Banks and Slopes, City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Garden edging, Gravel, Containers, Coastal, Roof terrace, Flower Arranging
Chalky, Sandy, Loamy
Partial Shade, Full Sun
South, East, West
Exposed or Sheltered
Rust, a virus and wilt.
Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering.
Softwood cuttings, Layering
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