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Dianthus 'Starry Eyes'

Dianthus 'Starry Eyes'

Consumer Information

Narrative Description:

Deeply fringed white petals with a contrasting purple-magenta centre over crisp grey foliage. A reliable and large flowering variety.

Ideal Conditions:

Prefers full sun, or partial shade with free-draining ordinary or lime/chalky soil or compost.

Possible Situation:

Excellent for border edges, rockeries, paving or in containers with Campanulas, alpine Phlox, Sempervivums or Pratias.

Accreditations /
Awards:

RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM)

Resilience:

Hardy

Habit:

Upright

Height x Spread / Trail:

10 x 30 cm

Features:

Attracts Wildlife

Typical Season:

Summer

Flower Colour:

white

Foliage Colour:

Blue (Glaucus)

Flowering Time:

May - July

Planting Recommendations:

Bed/Border

Container

Rockery

Prefers:

Full Sun

Part Sun

Temperature Tolerance:

A hardy plant which should survive normal winter conditions outside, especially if protected from the hardest frosts.

Plant Care:

Cultural Information

Family:

CARYOPHYLLACEAE

Genus:

Dianthus

Cultivar:

Starry Eyes

Category:

Alpines

Recommended Pot Sizes:

9cm

11cm

1Ltr

Pot Spacing:

Leave enough room so that foliage does not overlap within crop time.

Typical time required from pot to sale:

26 weeks over Winter

12 weeks in Spring / Summer

Based on producing a finished pot size of 1L for plug products and 2L for liner products. (*)

Growing Media / Irrigation / Water Capacity:

Free draining - keep evenly moist

Feeding / Fertilser
(during crop time):

NPK balanced feeding

Feeding Frequency:

Requires infrequent feeding (Low EC)

Recommended pH:

Standard 5.0 to 5.5

Growth Regulation PGR:

Due to the current approval situation, please contact your PGR provider

Temperature During Production:

Cool crop 4 -12C

Temperature During Transport:

12-16C

Availability

Available to Order:

January - June

Recommended Sales Window:

March - August

Forecast Availability:

Wk/Yr:05/1835/18
Qty:51

Please note: this forecasted availability is a guide only. Quantities can be increased or produced earlier on request.

P&D Susceptibility

Common Pests:

Aphid

Root Aphid

Thrip

Common Diseases:

Botrytis

Fusarium

Phytopthera

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Additional Notes (*):

All information provided is based on producing a default finished pot size of 1L for our plug products, and 2L for 7cm and 9cm liner products. For alternative pot sizes please adjust cultural notes accordingly.

Finishing times - Based on average estimated climatic and environmental conditions, and are for guidance purposes only.

Temperature These conditions assume a protected ornamental growing environment. Recommended growing is generally above 5C.

Feeding Does not specify controlled release or liquid fertiliser application. This choice will depend on your conditions, requirements and preferences please contact your fertiliser consultant for suitable products to meet your requirements.

Growing media and pH Is shown for guidance purposes only - please contact your growing media consultant for suitable growing media to meet your requirements.



Disclaimer

This information is for guidance purposes only and is based upon our own growing environment and experience during trials. It is wise to use your own knowledge about your growing conditions and local environment in order to make informed cultural decisions.