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Dianthus Doris


Garden Pink

Beautifully scented

A much loved variety of garden pink which has been grown in gardens for generations. Highly scented flowers are seen in summer on strong stems and this a favourite with flower arrangers. 


Happiest in sun and well drained soil. Plant at the front of a border where the scent from the flowers can be appreciated. 


Add grit or sand to the soil if it is wet in winter. Feed with a suitable fertiliser each spring. 

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer
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