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Family: CaryophyllaceaeMain Season: SummerFlower Colour: PinkFoliage: Semi-EvergreenPosition: SunSoil Type: Dry, well drainedHeight: 15cm to 30cm (6" to 12")Peat Free? YesHardiness Guide: RHS H7 minimum at least -20CPot Size: 9cm
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A beautiful and easy herbaceous perennial species with heads of fimbriate pinkish flowers to c. 45cm. Relatively short lived so allow to self-sow. Ordinary soil in sun.
Often overlooked for some reason, perhaps because people think it is difficult to grow - it isn't! When I first grew it from seed I didn't hold much hope either, but as soon as it flowered I realised that Dianthus superbus is superb indeed. I now would not want to be without it!
Neat clumps of grassy leaves soon produce the bushy stems topped with clouds of flowers mostly light pink though some plants (from seed) will be more white or brighter pink. Cut back hard once the plants look messy to promote more flowers later, or to give a good overwintering clump. We find that happy plants will perform well for 3-4 years and then deteriorate so it's worth keeping some seedlings to keep it going which isn't difficult.
From western Europe through to the Far East.
A delightful herbaceous Pink from the Amur river valley area. Upright stems topped with generous heads of violet flowers in summer. Drained soil in sun. Easy and very hardy. 30cm.
Clumps of blue-grey foliage send up tall, arching, wiry stems topped with clusters of magenta flowers in early summer. Excellent for mixing with ornamental grasses. Ordinary soil in sun. 80cm.
Small clumps of grassy grey-green foliage and slender stems topped with clusters of bright reddish-purple flowers to about 45cm. Drained soil in full sun.