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Dianthus chinensis heddewigii 'Black And White Minstrels'

Chinese Pink, Indian Pink

Hardy Annual

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Showy plants for bedding, border, rockery and containers producing an abundance of quite unique, showy black and white flowers throughout summer. The dainty, fully double blooms are heavily laced, over an inch in diameter and sweetly scented. They make excellent cut flowers lasting a long time in water. Flowers summer. Height 30-38cm (12-15in).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
patio, cottage gardens, alpine & rockery, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Sowing Months:
February, March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

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    • Despatch: By end of July 2014
    • £1.49
Sow early spring at 21C (70F) in a good free draining seed compost, just covering the seed. Germination usually takes 7-21 days.

When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow on in cool conditions. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost 30cm (12in) apart in a sunny spot on light well drained soil. For pot plants, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots, grow cool, well ventilated and give plenty of light, but shade from direct sun.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


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Reviews
  1. Striking colouring

    By Natasha Ransom 01-09-2013

    Excellent plant, has survived the dry windy conditions this year and produced beautiful flowers. Much larger flowers than I imagined. Really unusual.

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