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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 'Purple Rain'
There are some genetically modified varieties out there with a blue tinge to the petals but Dianthus 'Purple Rain' is the closest to a natural blue carnation that we've seen. This modern hardy Carnation has an exquisite fragrance that is almost as alluring as its colour. Undemanding and well behaved, this clump forming perennial is perfect for the front of borders and makes a lovely cut flower too. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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").
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!"
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