Pinks are perfectly hardy growing their best in a neutral to alkaline well drained garden soil. Devon Wizard, raised in, Devon in 1987 a Reddish/Purple bloom on stout stems. Supplied by Kingstone Cottage Nursery on telephone 01989 565267’. Old fashioned pinks, cottage pinks, old world pinks, garden pinks. This Pink is one of the very best to grow. I love that they are so hardy, I have even taken pictures of them still in bloom on December 24th in zone 5!! Cranmere Pool AGM is one I am growing at the moment with a clean white outer and a dark maroon centre. They bloom from May through August. On Jun 1, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote: I have dianthus in my flower boxes on the deck and spring just wouldn't be the same without them. Occasionally water like any other garden plant and dead head after flowering. Propagate from cuttings selecting healthy non-flowering shoots in July/August and insert in a pot of seed compost. Varieties and Colours to Grow. The silver grey leaves last through winter and bring you the promise that spring growth is just around the corner. Pinks are completely trouble free if planted in a sunny position, in free draining soil. One of the C.H. Also known as Cottage Garden Pinks. Required fields are marked *. Another winner from the Whetman stable and a real eye catcher. I had been seeing this plant growing along the road ... read more, I have literal swarms of honey bees yearly. Grow a range of varieties with long stems and good colour. Supplied by Whetman’s on telephone 01626 863328 Pinks or Pink Carnations Explanation of Types | Gardeners Tips, Perfect Pink Pinks -Dianthus Species | Gardeners Tips, Gardening design: nature knows best « Garden of Lettuce. Once planted they can remain in their planted position for several years hence there popularity in a cottage garden. A very pretty flower that has truly stood the test of time. Arctic Fire a dwarf pink 6″ tall for rockeries. Your email address will not be published. Not forgetting all the bi-colours and laced varieties. Pinks are perfectly hardy growing their best in a neutral to alkaline well drained garden soil. Hardy Pinks don’t mind the cold, so no need to lift them over the cold winter months. 12 members have or want this plant for trade. A real discussion point. Deadhead when the main stem has finished flowering pick or cut off the stem at the base of the plant in order to keep the plant tidy and to encourage repeat flowering. Flowers are spicily fragrant in rose, pink or white with single or double flowers (lightly to heavily fringed.) Dianthus plumarius is a compact evergreen ground cover that is suitable for rock gardens, along paths, over slopes and rock walls. Feed and water at the base not over the leaves. A flower favoured by florists to use in bridal bouquets as it blends so well with other pastel blooms. Pinks will provide a waft of that heady … Supplied from Hayward’s Carnations and Pinks on telephone 01243 576700 For hundreds of years, some varieties were known as carnations because the flowers were fashioned into coronets and used during festivals. Varieties Recommended by The British National Carnation and Pinks Society. Double blooms and highly scented. They are perennials that are at their best for 2-3 summers. Pinks flower all summer but have 3-4 flushes of flower so with a mix of varieties there should always be some available for cutting. Try growing Pinks in containers or growbags which can be placed in a sheltered sunny spot in your garden. Widecombe Fair, raised in 1974 a Pinkish/Cream with a hint of Yellow. It saves weeding and makes feeding and watering easier. Eventually they'll be out in a zone 5 garden. Scent, colour and uniformity are just 3 reasons for growing Pinks or other varieties of Dianthus. No need to mulch or disbud Pinks. Doris with its light pink ground and a zoned red eye. This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions: On Feb 8, 2010, kerrystack from Lakewood, OH wrote: Trying these from seed this year. Fine glaucous grey-green-silvery foliage. The Alpine varieties that look so good include Whatfield Can-Can, Mendelsham Minx and Waithmans Beauty Drought Resistant in Summer once established. Spacing: 12" Pinks bloom from early spring until the first frosts. Pinks will provide a waft of that heady clove cinnamon scent every time you pass it. Hardiness: Zones 3-8 The colour range is enormous, ranging from deep red right the way through the shades of pink, orange, and on to white. Double blooms and clove scented. Cultivation of Pinks I have just bought cuttings of Haytor Rock and Laced Monarch and was advised to grow then on quite dry. Supplied by Southview Nurseries on telephone 0118 9732206 One of the best laced varieties around. Pinks are ‘divine flowers’ that can be planted in late April / May or October and produce a continuous supply of flowers suitable for cutting or exhibiting. Hardy Pinks don’t mind the cold. The Greeks called the Pink, 'The Flower of Zeus' or 'The Divine Flower' and the word Dianthus is derived from Dios (God) and Anthos (Flower). Bloom in late spring and summer, they are a mainstay of the cottage garden providing an attractive edging for peonies or roses. Perfect for alpine gardens, troughs, rockeries or simply planted in a pot as a conversation piece on their own. Not forgetting all the bi-colours and laced varieties. It only flowers once per season and then only for a month or so, but still worth growing for its outstanding perfume. ‘Freckles, a Camellia Rose, flecked and spotted scarlet. The perennial double flowering Carnation, Dianthus Caryophyllus needs more care to get button hole quality flowers but there are 100’s of Dianthus species to grow. This is particularly important after the first flush of blooms has finished in order to encourage them to flower again. Fielder’s Imperial Pinks. When rooted, pot on into 3inch pots. Light: Full sun (many good Pinks come from Devon). Each spring tidy up around the plants and work in a fertilizer like Growmore, dried blood or Superphosphate, Tips and Ideas for Good Pinks. Bloom in late spring and summer, they are a mainstay of the cottage garden providing an attractive edging for peonies or roses. I use ... read more, Our neighbors had peacocks when I was growing up. Devon Cream yellow. The ... read more, Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Davesgarden.com. Flowers are spicily fragrant in rose, pink or white with single or double flowers (lightly to heavily fringed.) Pinks do not like to be too wet. Cottage Pinks have been cultivated for centuries, and are used in developing the modern hybrids. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. We'll see how it goes. Your email address will not be published. Pinks will be a talking point in winter due to their silver/grey leaves . On Mar 12, 2001, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote: Height: 18-24" Sam Barlow, raised in the 19th century, a White ground with zoned Purple Double blooms. The blooms are spicy/clove-scented with ruffled and fringed petals in shades and combinations of pink, red and white. Flowers in a wide range of assorted colours Laced Hero, raised in 1947, White ground, laced Purple, zoned black. Start them off with some blood fish and bone when planting. Take softwood cuttings in spring or allow plants to self seed. Water in well, cover with a polythene bag or mist regularly for the first couple of weeks. Double blooms. Double blooms and scented. (asking for trouble there) Once planted they can remain in their planted position for several years hence there popularity in a cottage garden. Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds, From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse, From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel, Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored. Or Grans Favourite with its white background with pink lacing, Pronunciation: die-ANTH-us pluu-MAR-ee-us Cottage Pinks have been cultivated for centuries, and are used in developing the modern hybrids. Supplied by Allwoods on telephone 01273 844229 Gran’s Favourite white with rings of purple. All Pinks prefer an open sunny situation so avoid planting too close to other plants where air movement might be restricted. Pinks will grow and flower their best if fed regularly during the growing season with a rose or tomato 4:4:8 fertiliser. Mrs Sinkins a clear white self colour, A word of warning on this variety. The colour range is enormous, ranging from deep red right the way through the shades of pink, orange, and on to white. Place on a windowsill out of direct sunshine and wait for approximately four weeks, checking from time to time that they have not dried out.