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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: 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.
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 'Festival 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.
We're bringing strong scent to the autumn garden with this vibrant mix of Sweet Williams. Dianthus 'Festival Mixed' brings together a selection of traditional solid shades and bicolour blooms to catch the eye, all picked for their sweet clove-like fragrance that will fill your patio with perfume this autumn.
Winter hardy and tolerant of summer extremes, this hardy mix comes into its own during the cooler autumn weather, picking up the baton just when your summer performers are starting to lag behind. Even the first frosts won't stop this top-performing mix, so expect colour and scent well into winter. A must have for extending the season of colour in your garden. Height and 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.More info
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