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m_ali1986m_ali1986 Posts: 56
Hi all,

I bought this plant today, I was told it is a hardy perinial.

I was hoping somebody could tell me the name?

Also when I took it out of the pot the bottom half fell apart taking half the length of the roots with it.

I planted it with plenty of water, is it likely to survive?

Thanks,

Ali

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    It's a Dianthus (carnation) but not sure which cultivar - there are a lot!
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,630
    Looks like a garden Pink, Dianthus Plumarius. It should do fine if you keep it watered in the first few weeks, but care is needed not to soak too close to the base where all the low leaves are or they may rot. 
  • m_ali1986m_ali1986 Posts: 56
    It's a Dianthus (carnation) but not sure which cultivar - there are a lot!
    Thank you very much 😊
  • m_ali1986m_ali1986 Posts: 56
    Looks like a garden Pink, Dianthus Plumarius. It should do fine if you keep it watered in the first few weeks, but care is needed not to soak too close to the base where all the low leaves are or they may rot. 
    Many thanks for your reply. Yes luckily that is one mistake I didn't make. I really hope it lasts. I think we are due some showers over the next couple of days too. Any suggestions on what feed to give it? 
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,630
    When I used to grow them I never fed them. They just need decent drainage, but other than that leave them to grow. Others might have a different opinion. 
  • m_ali1986m_ali1986 Posts: 56
    When I used to grow them I never fed them. They just need decent drainage, but other than that leave them to grow. Others might have a different opinion. 
    Thanks. That's good enough for me. If it does start looking a bit brown then I'll feed it. Cheers 🖒
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,426
    It looks awful lonely @m_ali1986 😉
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • m_ali1986m_ali1986 Posts: 56
    B3 said:
    It looks awful lonely @m_ali1986 😉

    Lol... yes it's in the naughty corner 😂
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