Dianthus, Fancy Knickers

 

 Description: The Dianthus 'Fancy Knickers', Dianthus Hybrid, has elegant white flowers with just a touch of red in the center. Their very compact habit and free blooming nature make the 'Fancy Knickers' Dianthus a stand out both in container gardens and perennial borders. Dianthus will bloom from mid summer to early fall. In order for a longer bloom time, deadhead the blooms continuously throughout the summer. Dianthus needs a sunny site with well-drained soil, but will tolerate some shade in the afternoon and humidity. These fragrant, spicy dove like flowers look wonderful as a border plant, rock gardens, along walks or paths and for edging - a very pretty plant.

Common Name: Fancy Knickers Dianthus

Scientific Name: Dianthus 'Fancy Knickers'

Type: Perennial

Exposure: Part Sun

Size: 12-14" height, 12-14" spread

Bloom Color: White

Bloom Period: Mid-Summer - Early Fall

Landscape Use: Border plant, English gardens, Mass Groupings, Accent Plant & Rock Gardens

Soil: Well Drained

Zone: 4 - 11

Growth Rate: Moderate

Companion Plants: Coral Bells, Daylily

Maintenance: Dead-head spent blooms. Clean up old foliage in early spring.

Fetilizer: Early Spring with a slow release fertilizer

Attracts: Butterflies & Hummingbirds

 


 

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