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Dianthus plants, also known as carnations, pinks and sweet Williams, fill gardens with their delightful fragrance. Try growing some of the more unusual types - our range includes green-flowered varieties, as well as the more traditional favourites.
Dianthus 'Circus Clowns'
Carnation, PinkThe cheery red and white blooms of this border carnation bring a bit of fun and frivolity to the garden whether you set them in large containers or plant them out in open ground. The marbled flowerheads exude a sweet perfume that you'll struggle to sniff out at your local florists, who choose their blooms by colour. Indeed you'll never have to visit a florist again for this cut flower favourite! Our carnation plants are perfect for home cut-flower production, you'll be filling a fresh vase at least once a week from July to September. Grow Carnation 'Circus Clown' in pots in the greenhouse for out of season blooms through winter too. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 20cm (8").
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
Dianthus 'Diane' (Large Plant)
Garden Pinks are evergreen and will last for many years in the garden. Plants are tough, resilient and weatherproof, and love a position in sun, and can cope with neglect. Dianthus are particuarly useful in difficult areas such as slopes or dry gardens.
Pinks produce an endless supply of fragrant blooms over a long summer period; make sure you enjoy them indoors as cut flowers too. Dianthus 'Diane' is known for its rosy-pink, double flowers, with a rich clove scent. Height and Spread: 50cm (20").
Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
Dianthus barbatus 'Mixed' (Garden Ready)
Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.
Enjoy the sweet clove like fragrance of this cottage garden favourite with the minimum of effort. This traditional mix of Sweet Williams combines a fabulous range of pinks, reds and white including solid shades and bicolours for a real tapestry of colour. Dianthus barbartus 'Mixed' carries its large clusters of flowers upon short, compact plants that make superb bedding. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for beds and borders. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 25cm (10").
Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.
Special offer on garden ready plants
Buy any 2 packs of garden ready plants for just £25.
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