Garden Pinks 'Alice' - PlantDianthus plumarius 'Alice'
Ornamental both before and after flowering!
Cottage Pinks (Dianthus plumarius) are certainly back! These old-fashioned garden subjects are now making a come-back, and quite rightly so, because they are very attractive. The fresh colours contrast beautifully with the grass-like bluish-green leaves. You can also put these garden pinks on the patio or decking for a beautiful effect.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreThe wonderful Dianthus plumarius grows wonderfully in the garden. Plant the cottage pinks as soon as possible after receiving them in the border, in a flower bed or in a flower pot. Loosen the soil well and plant the root balls of the garden pinks at the right depth in the planting hole - the top of the root ball should be just below the ground level. Fill with soil and press firmly down. Water immediately after planting. Dianthus plumarius grows well in a spot in full sun, or partial shade in porous lime soil.
Show moreWater your cottage pinks regularly so the soil around the roots doesn't dry out. Do take care that the soil doesn't become too wet, especially in the winter. Remove the dead Dianthus plumarius flowers on a regular basis to prolong the flowering period. Add plant food regularly during the growth period to encourage a continual flowering all summer long.
Show moreEvery double flower of Dianthus plumarius looks like a miniature rose! The petals are elegantly fringed. The flowers spread a delicious scent. The colours vary from white and very soft pink to dark pink and deep red. The grassy leaves are blue green and remain rather low. These evergreen leaves are decorative both before and after the flowering and so cottage pinks stand wonderfully along the edge of the border.
- Extra information
Latin name Dianthus plumarius 'Alice' Delivery type Supplied as container plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Red, White Light preference full sun , partial sun Scented deliciously scented Flowers for cutting no Flowering period May - September Growing height 35 - 40 cm Planting distance 20 - 30 cm