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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 barbatus 'Messenger'
A cottage garden favourite with the sweetest perfume! Clusters of flowers in shades of white, pink and mauve are produced in summer on stiff upright stems. The fragrant blooms of Sweet William ‘Messenger’ are particularly attractive to bees and make a superb cut flower for a vase indoors. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for cottage garden borders, beds and containers. Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 30cm (12”).
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
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