Pink

Dianthus 'Cranmere Pool'

Pink - Dianthus  'Cranmere Pool'

Common Name: Pink
Genus: Dianthus
Cultivar: 'Cranmere Pool'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.25 m (25 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.25 m (25 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Pink, White
Foliage Colour: Blue/GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

This variety was introduced around 1971 by Cecil Wyatt as a pure white form, but these days the flowers tend to be very pale pink or white with the occasional red splotch on the petals. The flowers are large for a Dianthus - up to 5cm across - which means they do tend to get floppy when in flower. If this is a problem you can always cut them and bring them into the house where you can enjoy their delicate scent.

  • Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole when planting out. Apply a balanced fertiliser in spring but be careful not to over-feed. Deadhead the spent blooms to prolong flowering and be careful not overwater - especially during the winter. These can be short lived, so take cuttings to make sure you keep your stock levels up.



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