Dianthus – Sweet Pink

One of the most heavily scented pinks, strikingly sweet and clove-like. Edible flowers are wonderful in many dishes where colour and its clove scent and flavour add a new twist.

Available only as a plant. Not available as seed.
 
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Description

Botanical name
Dianthus x hybrida ‘Rainbow loveliness’

Family
Caryophyllaceae

Spacing
1 plant per square foot

Depth
Only just cover the seeds.

Requirements
Full sun and a loose, well-drained soil.

Germination
Seeds will sprout in 14-21 days

Pests
Spider mites, aphids and slugs

Timing
Sow early indoors 8 weeks before the last frost in spring and transplant outside after frost, or in late summer 12 weeks before ground freezes.

Growing
Pluck dry or dead flowers off before they seed.

Harvest
July, August, September

Season
Warm, perennial