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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DIANTHUS 'Cranmere Pool'

DIANTHUS 'Cranmere Pool'

Hardy pink

Off-white with magenta eye

 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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DIANTHUS 'Doris'

DIANTHUS 'Doris'

Hardy pink

Light pink, salmon-pink eye, scented

 
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DIANTHUS 'Gran's Favourite'

DIANTHUS 'Gran's Favourite'

Hardy pink

White laced purple

 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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DIANTHUS 'Haytor'

DIANTHUS 'Haytor'

Hardy pink

Outstanding pure white

 
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DIANTHUS 'Houndspool Cheryl'

DIANTHUS 'Houndspool Cheryl'

Hardy pink

Double deep cherry-red, fringed petals

 
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DIANTHUS 'Houndspool Ruby'

DIANTHUS 'Houndspool Ruby'

Hardy pink

Ruby-red with darker eye

 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
DIANTHUS 'Laced Monarch'

DIANTHUS 'Laced Monarch'

Hardy pink

Pink with chestnut lacing

 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
DIANTHUS 'Memories'

DIANTHUS 'Memories'

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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DIANTHUS 'Moulin Rouge'

DIANTHUS 'Moulin Rouge'

Hardy pink

Light pink flowers laced and blotched with deep purplish-red

 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
DIANTHUS 'Mrs Sinkins'

DIANTHUS 'Mrs Sinkins'

Hardy pink

Old cottage white, heavily scented

 
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DIANTHUS 'Valda Wyatt'

DIANTHUS 'Valda Wyatt'

Hardy pink

Rose lavender

 
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£5.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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