This plant has a strong fragrance
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Chinese Pink Overview
Compact and low-growing, Dianthus chinensis has very large, showy, single flowers with serrated petals. Colours include pink, red, purple, white and bicoloured combinations of these shades. Flowers have a clove-jasmine scent and are ideal for the fragrant sensory garden. Although this species is perennial, they are more often grown as biennials as they are relatively short-lived.
Common problems with Chinese Pink
Susceptible to aphids and slugs, bait slugs with beer traps and encourage natural predators for aphid control
How to harvest Chinese Pink
Seeds are harvested as the seed capsules dry and open.
How to propagate Chinese Pink
Sow seed early in spring.
Propagate perennials by layering or from cuttings in summer; annuals and biennials from seed in autumn or early spring.
Special features of Chinese Pink
Well suited to containers.
Other uses of Chinese Pink
Beds, containers and window boxes, fragrance.