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Dianthus Cranmere Pool

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Garden Pink

Beautifully scented

Grey-green leaves make a carpet of ground cover and scented flowers appear for months in summer on tall stems. Pinks make great cut flowers for the house as well as looking very elegant in a border. A classic cottage garden plant. 

Where?

Happiest in full sun and well drained soil at the front of a  border. 

How?

Add grit or sand if the soil is heavy to help with drainage. Feed in spring with a suitable fertiliser. 

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Perennial
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering June - September
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 10 cm - 25 cm
Plant width 10 cm - 25 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Hazardous No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 25 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Flower border and beds, Patio container, City garden, Coastal or drought resistant

Typically available

From April to September