Dianthus 'Garden Pinks'

Dianthus 'Garden Pinks'

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Dianthus 'Garden Pinks' is a series of evergreen, perennial cultivars with colourful flowers. They have grass-like, grey-green foliage and ruffled, showy, double flowers. These are produced in a range of colourful shades, including white, pink, red, purple and patterned combinations of these colours. They have a slight clove-like scent. These cultivars typically have compact growth habits, reaching a height and spread of around 35cm, making them an excellent choice for container growing.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer

Propagation

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings should be taken from non-flowering shoots in summer for best results. Requires a well-drained medium like sand. Remove the leaves from the last two to three nodes of the base. Cuttings require good light and cool temperatures. Replant in 30 days.

Layering

May be done after flowering.

Special features

Attractive flowers

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Caryophyllaceae

Flower colour

Pink, White, Multicoloured

Scent

Mild

Related Problems

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