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Garden Pink in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Dianthus plumarius

 

Garden Pink

Old-fashioned pinks have a low, spreading habit with short leaves in silver grey and produce masses of fragrant white, pink, red and bi-coloured flowers from mid-summer onwards.

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plant Features
  • Garden Pink likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Garden Pink likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Garden Pink is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Garden Pink likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Garden Pink

Latin name

Dianthus plumarius

type

Perennial

family

Caryophyllaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Garden Pink likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Garden Pink is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Garden Pink likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Garden Pink likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Garden Pink is 0.45meters x 0.45meters 0.45 M 0.45 M

Dianthus plumarius

Old-fashioned pinks have a low, spreading habit with short leaves in silver grey and produce masses of fragrant white, pink, red and bi-coloured flowers from mid-summer onwards.


Flowering

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Dianthus generally bloom from mid-summer, through to early autumn.

 

Planting Outdoors

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant out pot grown plants into flowering position make sure there is plenty of air circulating around them.

 

Propagation by seed

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Sow seeds under glass ready for planting out when the last frost has gone.

 

Propagation by seed outside

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Sow seeds 1/8th of an inch below the surface of the soil, keep moist till they are sprouting vigorously. They will probably not flower until the following year.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Take soft tip cuttings in spring to early summer. Cleanly cut up to a 10 cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. Keep the cuttings moist until well rooted.Harden off when well rooted and pot on into individual pots increasing the airing to let the leaves to develop. Remove rotten, dying or dead cuttings regularly.

 
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