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Dianthus 'Mrs Sinkins'

Pink

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (22375)

Plant details

Ideal in cottage gardens packed with old-fashioned plants, 'Mrs Sinkins' (named after Catherine Sinkins, who raised it and died in 1917) has attractive, ragged petals with a pale green centre. It is best grown right at the front of a border where you can fully appreciate its gorgeous sweet scent. It blends nicely with other old-fashioned, subtly-coloured pinks such as the white 'Dad's Favourite' with maroon lacing, but for stronger contrasts go for the bolder, modern, repeat-flowering, weakly-scented kind like the red and white 'Alice'. If you haven't got a flower bed in full sun with quick-draining soil, you can grow pinks in troughs or old sinks where you can guarantee the right conditions.

Family: Caryophyllaceae

Genus: Dianthus

Cultivar: Mrs Sinkins

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Silver

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 45cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to take cuttings: July to August


Reader reviews

pamela37

I am not sure how I would take cuttings from my Dianthus plants which have been absolutely gorgeous. Can anyone enlighten me please, as accordingly now is the time to do the task.

P.Dockerty


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