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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 'Crimson Rim'
This stunning hardy Carnation bucks the modern trend for flashy flower colours at the expense of their fragrance. Dianthus 'Crimson Rim' combines elegant pristine white blooms with a stylish raspberry edge and a wonderful rich clove fragrance. This clump forming perennial is undemanding and well behaved making it perfect for the front of borders. And with a such a free flowering habit you’ll have plenty of stems to spare for a vase indoors. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 30cm (12").
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.
Michael Perry says
"I absolutely love this new carnation; It has the antique fragrance of carnations from times gone by; BUT with a vigour and flowering performance equal to modern varieties. The perfect marriage!"
Dianthus barbatus 'Green Trick'
Sweet William, Dianthus barbatus 'Temarisou', Carnation 'Green Trick'
Dianthus 'Green Trick' is going down a storm in the Dutch cut flower auctions, and is set to be a favourite for modern wedding bouquets. The extraordinary pompom shaped, green flowers are 5cm (2”) wide and last an incredible 4 to 6 weeks in a vase. This modern relative of the ever popular Sweet William performs superbly and flowers within just 8 weeks of planting. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for cottage garden borders, beds and containers. Height: 45cm (18”). 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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