Water your plants immediately upon receipt from us. If it is not yet time to plant them, for whatever reason, do remove the packing and keep them out of the sun. Definitely do not allow them to dry out.
If you plan to plant up baskets, window-boxes or planters, then these young plants are suitable. Do ensure drainage and then layer the bottom of the pot or basket with broken crockery or gravel followed by a layer of fresh potting compost up to 3/4 of the pot. Remove the young plants carefully from their nursery pots and divide equally over the compost, keeping sufficient distance between plants (15-20 cm is about right). Fill up with more potting compost and press all the root balls well in. Repeat until the potting compost is roughly 2 cm under the rim of the pot, then water immediately.
Keep the plants out of the sun for a few days until established. After five days they can be hung or stood where you like, even in full sun. In midsummer it can be handy to have a saucer under the pot or basket to help keep water in, especially when you can see that extra water is soon sucked up by the plants.
These plants will also feel at home in the border. Use fresh potting compost and plant far enough apart (15-20 cm should be good). Water immediately after planting.
Tyrolean Hanging Carnations - Young PlantDianthus caryophyllus
Colour and fragrance in one collection!
Those famous Tyrolean style hanging carnations have strong, long flower stems and delightful double flowers. They smell fabulous too! Deadhead regularly to keep them flowering for as long as possible.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreWater the young plants only when the soil feels dry. Young plants are fast growers, so during development and in flower, feed them once or even twice every two weeks with fertiliser for flowering plants.
Regularly remove faded flowers to stimulate new flowers. When they have finished flowering, prune the plants by cutting the stems back (1/3 or even to ½ of the plant). The plants will then regrow and flourish.