Dianthus Fusilier description
Cherry red, double, fragrant flowers in spring and then off and on through summer and into autumn.
Trim off old flower stems to create better flowering.
Evergreen grey foliage.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a border, containers, an alpine bed or rock garden, by a patio or in a tub and is fairly easy provided it has a soil that is well drained.
Common name: Fusilier Pink
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a little space in a flower border.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil, also tolerates chalky soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 15 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.
We have plenty more alpine plants for sale – many are easy to grow.