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DIANTHUS

Commonly known as Hardy pink

Continuous flowering from JUN-SEPT

Genus of over 300 species of low-growing, evergreen subshrubs and perennials, annuals and biennials, including D. barbatus, Sweet William.

They are found in mountains and meadows in Europe, Asia and southern Africa and found homes in thousands of English cottage gardens.

Carnations are the taller in the family with pinks smaller with fewer petals and sometimes distinctly patterned. Most are fragrant, described as "clove-scented". Cultivars bred for gardens run into the tens of thousands.

Native representatives are D. deltoides, Maiden pink, a rare flower of dry grasslands, D. gratianopolitus, the extremely rare Cheddar pink of the Gorge, the county flower of Somerset and the Deptford pink, D. armeria.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - leaves of all species and cultivars are linear to lance-shaped, mostly pointed, blue-grey or grey-green with a waxy bloom.
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - low growing, evergreen subshrubs, annuals, perennials and biennals.
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - flowers in profusion and long-lasting when cut. Often fragrant (clove-scented).
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, slugs, rust, virus diseases, Fusarium wilt.
  • Place of origin - Europe, Asia, southern Africa.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Butterfly friendly
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Buy Varieties of DIANTHUS

DIANTHUS 'Cranmere Pool'   AWARD

DIANTHUS 'Cranmere Pool'  >


Commonly known as: Hardy pink.
Off-white with magenta eye
Multibuy Any 10+ £3.75 each
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£5.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

DIANTHUS 'Doris'   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Hardy pink.
Light pink, salmon-pink eye, scented
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£5.00 each

DIANTHUS 'Gran's Favourite'   AWARD

DIANTHUS 'Gran's Favourite'  >


Commonly known as: Hardy pink.
White laced purple
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Available autumn 2020 -

DIANTHUS 'Haytor'   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Hardy pink.
Outstanding pure white
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Available again FEBRUARY 2021 - fresh stock in late winter/early spring

DIANTHUS 'Houndspool Cheryl'   AWARD

DIANTHUS 'Houndspool Cheryl'  >


Commonly known as: Hardy pink.
Double deep cherry-red, fringed petals
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Available autumn 2020 -

DIANTHUS 'Houndspool Ruby'   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Hardy pink.
Ruby-red with darker eye
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Available autumn 2020 -

DIANTHUS 'Laced Monarch'

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Commonly known as: Hardy pink.
Pink with chestnut lacing
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Available autumn 2020 -

DIANTHUS 'Memories'

DIANTHUS 'Memories'  >


Commonly known as: Hardy pink.
large double pure white flowers in profusion. It is a variety with an extremely strong scent and will develop quickly into clumps in a border or in containers
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Available autumn 2020 -

DIANTHUS 'Moulin Rouge'

DIANTHUS 'Moulin Rouge'  >


Commonly known as: Hardy pink.
Light pink flowers laced and blotched with deep purplish-red
Multibuy Any 10+ £3.75 each
Any 3+ for £4.00
£5.00 each

DIANTHUS 'Mrs Sinkins'

DIANTHUS 'Mrs Sinkins'  >


Commonly known as: Hardy pink.
Old cottage white, heavily scented
Multibuy Any 10+ £3.75 each
Any 3+ for £4.00
£5.00 each

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