Dianthus Early Birds Rebekah


Compact, mound-forming, evergreen perennial with linear, grey-green leaves and short, thin, erect stems bearing fragrant, double, red flowers from early spring into summer. Will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.25m after 2-5 years.



Plant in well-drained, acid-free soil in full sun. Improve soil with well-rotted manure or garden compost.


General Alpine Planting and care

  • Water the Alpine thoroughly and allow to drain fully
  • If the Alpine is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base Adding a bucketful of planting compost
  • Remove the pot gently, if the tree is well rooted cut off the pot
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well
  • Water the Alpine and area thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring