Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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Love this online nursery and have used them many times. The paint the town red dianthus pictures online are more of a bright red than what showed up. Needed some bright colors for rock garden and these are more maroon burgundy red. The packaging and arrival time was again spot on, just disappointed that the color was so far off.
I realize computers are sometimes different than actual colors but they were way darker than expected. Love this nursery and will continue to use them. Just a little disappointed ☹️
Hopefully next year they’ll bloom brighter.
Packed so well that the plant was "happy as can be” when it arrived. It is now a beautiful addition to my garden. I will definitely buy more plants from GGP.
I'm a beginner gardener and have several plants from Great Garden Plants in my balcony "garden". I've been pleased with all of them, but this dianthus has been amazing. I'm in Philadelphia, and there were flowers on it until DECEMBER! (Ordered and planted in spring 2022 btw, writing review in Jan 2023.) My favorite plant out of all of them!
Not in long enough to flower, but the plants are doing fine.
Have not grown to expected height and have had very few flowers
Hello! We're sorry to hear that you're disappointed in your dianthus. So many factors such as weather, soil type, watering, and fertilizing all come into play when it comes to plant growth. Perhaps you're familiar with the old saying about plants: first year sleep, second year creep, third year leap. This applies to plants in the garden center as well as plants you purchase online. They generally spend their first year growing roots in their new home, the second year they have more energy to put into growth, and the third year, they are growing and flowering vigorously. Hope this helps! Keep tending to your new plants and you will see growth in time. Happy Gardening!