Dianthus caryophyllus, also known as the pot carnation or clove pink, is an easy-to-grow patio plant, and we have picked six of the best of this new variety to bring you a display of colour and fragrance to brighten your borders.
Perfectly formed and one of those reliable favourites that are instantly recognised, garden pinks (Dianthus) are one of the hardest working plants that you can get, producing masses of fragrant ruffled flowers. Blooming reliably all summer - often well into the autumn months - they will fill your garden with vibrant colour and the delicate scent of sweet cloves on warm evenings.
A new introduction, ‘Sunnybees’ is a range of highly perfumed, dianthus garden pinks that are very compact and will produce large, double blooms throughout the summer. Ideal for growing in pots, and perfect for sunny beds or patio pots and containers. The richly-coloured blooms are held on sturdy stems above neat cushions of slender, leaves, making pinks not only a fabulous garden 'doer' but also superb and long-lasting as cut flowers for you to bring in and enjoy indoors - so you don’t even need a garden to enjoy them.
Supplied as a collection of 12 plants, two each of the following colours: