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Dianthus ‘Doris’

Pink

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Dianthus 'Doris'
  • Common name: Pink
  • Family: Caryophyllaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Pinks (Dianthus) are traditional cottage garden plants, coming in a range of colours and forms. Short-lived perennials, they make excellent bedding plants, and are perfect for growing at the front of sunny borders and in containers. Many varieties are scented and they look great in a vase.

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Dianthus ‘Doris’ is a modern pink with scented, double, pale pink flowers with darker pink centres. The silvery-green foliage makes a good background for the mass of pink flowers, but even when not in flower the low creeping evergreen mats make a good background for surrounding plants.

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For best results deadhead Dianthus ‘Doris’ regularly to prolong flowering. Trim back plants in autumn to promote new growth, and protect from excessive wet conditions in winter. Prune again in spring to maintain a tidy growth habit.

How to grow Dianthus 'Doris'

  • Plant size

    40cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Dianthus 'Doris' and wildlife

Dianthus 'Doris' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Dianthus 'Doris' poisonous?

Dianthus 'Doris' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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