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Dianthus 'Lionheart' (Pink 'Lionheart')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Dianthus 'Lionheart'

Other names

Pink 'Lionheart'

Genus

Dianthus Dianthus

Variety or Cultivar

'Lionheart' _ 'Lionheart' is a clump-forming, evergreen perennial with silver-grey linear leaves and fragrant, deep pink to red flowers with fringed petals in summer.


Dianthus 'Lionheart' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are heavily scented

Habit

Bushy

Flower

Deep-pink, Red in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Slugs Aphids , Slugs

Diseases

May also be susceptible to a virus and wilt.

Rust Rust

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings, Layering


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Where to grow

Dianthus 'Lionheart' (Pink 'Lionheart') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Gravel

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained acid-free soil in full sun. Improve soil with well-rotted manure or garden compost. Apply a balanced fertiliser in spring.

Soil type

Chalky, Sandy, Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Dianthus 'Lionheart'

Other names

Pink 'Lionheart'

Genus

Dianthus Dianthus

Variety or Cultivar

'Lionheart' _ 'Lionheart' is a clump-forming, evergreen perennial with silver-grey linear leaves and fragrant, deep pink to red flowers with fringed petals in summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are heavily scented

Habit

Bushy


Colour

Flower

Deep-pink, Red in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Slugs

Diseases

May also be susceptible to a virus and wilt.

Specific diseases

Rust

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings, Layering


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Dianthus 'Lionheart' (Pink 'Lionheart') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Flower Arranging, Gravel

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained acid-free soil in full sun. Improve soil with well-rotted manure or garden compost. Apply a balanced fertiliser in spring.

Soil type

Chalky, Sandy, Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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