Loose mats of blue-grey leaves, which are most decorative on their own, in summer erupt into a mass of short-stemmed, deeply-fringed, white ‘single carnation’ flowers, all with the most overwhelming, deep perfume. These gems come from the mountains of the Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.
Common name:Russian Dianthus
Packet Content:15 (Approx)