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, dianthus pinks will bloom reliably all summer - often well into the autumn months - filling your garden with vibrant colour and the delicate scent of sweet cloves on warm evenings.
Perfect for sunny beds or patio pots and containers, the richly-coloured, raspberry-ripple-patterned blooms are held on sturdy stems above neat cushions of slender, blue-green 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.
Dianthus are easy-to-grow, evergreen fully hardy perennials, and we have picked a collection of the best new varieties to bring you a display of colour and fragrance to brighten your borders year after year.
Supplied as plug plants, 1 each of the following varieties:
Memories - A dazzling white flower with a creamy splash to the centre. One of the 'Scent First' range of fragrant Dianthus, 'Memories' produces double blooms from May - September. H30cm x W30cm.
Mojito - One of the 'Cocktail' range of Dianthus, Mojito produces single while blooms with a green eye from June - October. H45cm x W40cm.
Tequila Sunrise - Another member of the 'Cocktail' range, this single-flowered fragrant 'pink' has apricot petals marked with a red-edged, apricot eye. Blooming May - September. H35cm x W40cm.
Arctic Star - A fragrant 'pink' from the star series of Dianthus, 'Artic Star' has double, pure white flowers from June - September. Ideal for an alpine garden or containers, H15cm x W25cm.
Fire Star - Another member of the 'Star' range, the single, fragrant blooms of 'Fire Star' are vivid red and appear May - July. H15cm x W25cm.
Fusilier - Semi-double, red flowers with a darker crimson eye appear from June to August. H25cm x W25cm.
Mendlesham Minx - An absolute stunner with dark maroon, double flowers edged with dazzling silver white. Flowers from June to August. H14cm x W20cm.
Pop Star - A fragrant dianthus from the star series with deeply fringed, double, lavender-pink flowers with a cherry-red eye. Blooms May - August. H20cm x W25cm.
Starry Eyes - Single, fragrant, fringed white flowers with maroon centres are produced from May - July. H10cm x W30cm.
Devon Cream - An unusual colour for a garden pink, 'Devon Cream' produces stunning, primrose-yellow double flowers with pale pink stripes from June to October. H35cm x W40cm.
Aztec Star - This clove-scented 'pink' produces light magenta, single flowers with a dark magenta eye from May to November. H14cm x W20cm.
Cherry Burst - A single-flowered, fragrant Dianthus that has a deep maroon eye, fading out to a lighter pink border. Blooms June to September. H15cm x W20cm.
Supplied as 12 x plug plants, 1 each of the following varieties: