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Blooms of Bressingham
Dianthus, Oakington Dianthus
Clove-scented, semi-double, lavender-pink flowers cover ‘Oakington’ in abundance in late spring. This Blooms of Bressingham introduction has an old-fashioned look ideal for cottage gardens or sunny perennial borders.
Its neat mounds of blue-green strappy leaves are evergreen and look clean and pretty all year around. From late spring to midsummer, it offers waves of short, upright, branched stems topped with fragrant, pink flowers. The semi-double blooms look like small carnations and are great for cutting. Deadheading will keep the plants looking clean and may encourage continued bloom.
Grow this Dianthus in full to partial sun and any well-drained garden soil with a neutral to alkaline pH. It is low-maintenance and has few pest and disease problems, though overwatering can cause crown and root rot. High heat also reduces vigor and discourages flowering. Enjoy this in a trough or rock garden, along border edges or any garden space with highly drained soil and good light.
8 - 1
3 - 8
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm
8"-10" / 20.3cm - 25.4cm
Late Spring, Early Summer
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
Light Green, Blue Green
Blue Green, Gray Green
Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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