Dianthus 'Doris'

Pink - Dianthus  'Doris'

Common Name: Pink
Genus: Dianthus
Cultivar: 'Doris'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Suitable for growing in containers, Good for a rock garden, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.40 m (40 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Pink, Red
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: July to September

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

A popular modern pink with clove-scented double pale pink flowers with red centres from early summer through to autumn. The fine silvery-green foliage makes a lovely frame for the masses of flowers. Old-fashioned by reputation and short-lived by nature, this is none the less a robust plant with a long flowering period that will tolerate a wide range of conditions.It is best planted towards the front of a perennial border or rock garden or in a pot.

  • Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted manure or garden compostinto the planting hole. Apply a balanced fertiliser in spring and deadhead to prolong flowering.

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