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Dianthus Whatfield Joy

Pink

A good, vigorous all-rounder

A charming, sweetly scented dwarf pink with masses of small, semi-double lilac-pink flowers carried on short stems above a low spreading mound of grey-green leaves.

Where?

They love the sun and is perfect for edging a border, in a rock garden or for a container.

How?

Easy to grow in a well-drained soil, they do especially well in chalky soils. Place some coarse grit or sand in the base of the planting hole if your soil is heavy and wet in winter. Use a good quality potting compost for container growing. Remove faded flowers to encourage re-blooming.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - July
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 5 cm - 10 cm
Plant width 10 cm - 15 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 10 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Acid, Chalk, Clay, Light sand
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 Patio container, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant, Garden edging, Flower border and beds, Banks and slopes

Check store availability

Dwarf pink whatfield joy (1 litre pot) £4.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From April to September