Dianthus 'Baby Lom' - summer blossoms here!
Close your eyes. Feel the grass under your bare toes, the sun on your skin, hear the buzzing of the insects and then smell ... What smells so good here is the Dianthus gratianopolitanus Baby Lom, better known to us as the purple carnation. Hardly any other plant in our latitudes spreads such an intensely floral scent as the Pentecost carnation. In this way, the carnations also attract hordes of bees, insects and butterflies, thus ensuring the important protection of endangered species.
A purple carnation - what is it?
The insect-friendly balcony carnations are not very tall, just 15 to 20 centimetres. But they make up for this in many ways with their countless small flowers, which turn into a dense pink-purple sea of flowers in the garden or on the balcony in June. The carnations grow upright in a cushion shape - several plants can be placed next to each other at a distance of about 25 centimetres, which also looks best.
Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Baby Lom' - when and where to plant it?
The carnation likes it warmest - a sunny location in the garden allows the carnations to grow best. But the flowers are also ideal as balcony carnations. You can grow the Dianthus gratianopolitansus Baby Lom in pots or containers or in a bed - normal garden soil will suffice. Carnations are very gentle, they can be planted all year round at high temperatures, but spring and autumn are best. In June and July, the Dianthus gratianopolitanus Baby Lom will be in full bloom. You don't just want your plants in the garden or on the balcony? No problem. The purple carnation can also be cut and looks great in small vases. Then it will also spread its enchanting fragrance indoors and bring the summer right into your home.
Pentecost carnations are versatile
Do you like your garden to be plain or colourful and fresh? Then why not combine the pinkish-purple of the balcony carnations with the bold blue of the Stork's Bill Johnson's Blue Or place the white blood cranesbill in between - the plants complement each other perfectly and need the same conditions to grow healthily and vigorously. This way, you can enjoy the sea of flowers of peony carnation and its companions all summer long. With the Dianthus gratianopolitanus Baby Lom you can bring summer directly into your garden and home - the perennial flower is also evergreen, which means it is a great eye-catcher all year round!
Purchase the Dianthus gratianopolitanus Baby Lom
For one square metre we recommend buying about 12 plants
The plants are pot-grown, so you can use the Dianthus gratianopolitanus Baby Lom all year round