Dianthus Shooting Star

 

Dianthus Shooting Star has a mounded habit, blue-green leaves, and brilliantly colored, fragrant flowers. Bears bright purple flowers with a magenta-purple central halo. Flowering begins and is heaviest in late spring but may continue sporadically through summer if spent blooms are removed. Height 4"-6" / 10.2cm - 15.2cm Width 4"-6" / 10.2cm - 15.2cm

 

 

Plant in well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Grows best in soil enriched with well-rotted manure or garden compost, Full Sun.

 

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