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Biennials live for 2 years, whereas perennials live for longer. As a general rule, biennial and perennial seeds should be sown in spring, but some can be sown in autumn as well. Many varieties will self-seed after flowering, giving you even more plants!
Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire'
Carnation, Maiden PinkA spectacular first year flowering perennial Dianthus that is quick to flower. Dwarf plants of deep green foliage, are smothered with dainty white serrated flowers complimented by an attractive fiery red eye. These delightful 'Pinks' are long flowering, and look stunning as ground cover in borders or added to rockeries. Height: 15-20cm (6-8in).
Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
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