About Dianthus Cheddar Pink
One of the best attributes of this type of Cheddar Pink is the way its foliage forms a plush mat of silver-green that creeps along garden edges or rock gardens. Rising above the leaves of Dianthus Cheddar Pink are the frilly flowers in a soothing pink shade. They are native to the Alps and excellent for dry or rocky conditions. Montana State University lists Dianthus as a deer resistant plant.
Dianthus Cheddar Pink
Planting and Growing Dianthus
Make sure your Dianthus “harden off” to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. Clip spent blooms for a continuous flush of flowers!