Richly Scented, Gorgeous Double Blooms!
Petite blooms in big clusters!
Variety: Velvet ‘n Lace
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 100 seeds
Zone: 6 – 8
Bloom Start To End: Early Summer – Late Summer
Seeds Per Pack: 100
Plant Height: 6 in – 12 in
Plant Width: 6 in – 9 in
Bloom Size: 2 in
Additional Characteristics: Bloom First Year,Double Blooms,Flower,Fragrance,Free Bloomer,Hummingbird Lovers,Needs Deadheading,Rose Companions
Bloom Color: Black,Purple,White
Foliage Color: Blue Green
Light Requirements: Full Sun,Part Shade
Moisture Requirements: Dry,Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Cold Hardy,Deer Resistance,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Heat Tolerant,Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance: Clay,Normal, loamy
Uses: Beds,Border,Containers,Cut Flowers,Outdoor
(P)?Pkt of 100 seeds
One of the most exquisitely patterned China Pinks, Velvet ‘n Lace is also one of the most fragrant! The fully double blooms are stacked several layers high, displaying their lacy white edges and rich, deep red (nearly black) petals to full effect. You will love this evergreen biennial in garden and container!
These neat, carefree 12-inch plants bloom all summer in cool and northern climates. Elsewhere, they may begin sooner (mid- to late spring) and rest during summer, only to repeat in autumn if they are sheared back promptly after the first wave of spring blooms. This China Pink is one tough customer, ready to flower its best in just about any setting!
The first thing you will love about Velvet ‘n Lace is its fragrance. The aroma is usually described as reminiscent of cloves, and there is a definite spicy-and-sweet mix. Allspice, cloves, perhaps a hint of nutmeg — the whole combination may remind you of apple pies! And of course these 2-inch blooms are lovely for cutting, either as a small bouquet for the breakfast nook or a decoration for the lapel or buttonhole!
Try to plant Velvet ‘n Lace where you can sample its fragrance and admire its beauty up close. Containers of all kinds are the perfect spot to show off this plant, but it also makes a big impression as edging, in the front of the foundation, or near garden paths.
Deer leave this Dianthus alone, but hummingbirds adore it! And once it finds its feet in your garden, it is very tolerant of soil issues — heavy clay soils and dry soils are no problem! As long as the drainage is good, this China Pink will put up with a lot of imperfections.
Start seeds indoors in late winter or in the garden after danger of frost. Dianthus likes full sun in the north, dappled or part shade farther south and west. It may melt out in summer in hot climates, but will continue to bloom for months where it is content. Packet is 100 seeds.
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