First raised in 1798 by John Mcree, a Paisley muslin worker. All Dianthus like a hot, sunny, open position in well-drained soil. Discovered in a garden in Northumberland by A.J MacSelf. Height: 30cm Common name(s): Pink; Gillyflower Gently perfumed. Deep pink with a crimson centre and laced petals. Height: 30cm Very beautiful and a tidy habit to boot. Height: 8cm Dating from the 1920s, Little Jock was a seedling thought to be a cross between Dianthus gratianopolitanus and Dianthus plumaris by John (Jock) Gray of Benhall near Saxmunden. Very fragrant. Excellent for rockery, container or front of border, Flashing Lights has masses of gleaming red flowers on neat mats of dark green foliage. Large bushy flowers and grows vigorously, good flower production. For many years there have been two different pinks with the name 'Sops in Wine'. Common name(s): Pink; GillyflowerClick here for full details... Syn: D. 'Flashing Light'. Height: 40cm Long stems make it good for cutting and putting in a vase...Click here for full details... An old pink which is also known as 'Ruffling Robin'. Out of stock. This plant has... Another in the rock garden 'Whatfield' series. Very fragrant. Pinks can be grown either as annuals (in USDA growing zones colder than 5) or as short-lived perennials. The lacing is quite narrow, but on the occasional flower it becomes quite wide, reducing the pink ground to a small eye in the centre of each petal;... An alpine pink and one of S.T. Introduced by A.N. Old names for Dianthus include Gillyflower (possibly a corruption of 'July Flower'), and 'Sops in Wine', due to the flowers being used to flavour wine. Excellent for border edges, rockeries, paving or in containers. They are also highly scented and are often chosen to be grown in a rock garden, or as an integral part of the planting in a cottage garden. Height: 30cm © 2020 Ball Horticultural Company. Grown since the 17th century and has always been very popular. Height: 30cm Long flowering for an old fashioned Pink, often continuing into winter. Flower diameter 3 - 3,5 cm. Skip to the beginning of the images gallery It is compact, evergreen and easy to grow. Height: 25cm Very strongly scented. Common name(s): The Clock-Faced Pink; Gillyflower. Makes a good cut flower. As the name suggests, very strongly scented. Common name(s): Pink; Gillyflower. Double flowers of deep salmon pink. Common name(s): Pink; Gillyflower Pinks make fantastic garden plants, are easy to grow and have excellent drought tolerance. Common name(s): Pink; GillyflowerClick here for full details... A very good rockery or container pink. Introduced sometime before 1955 when the RHS awarded it an AM as a border plant. Thought to have been raised by J. Galbally in 1992 and now very rare. Tidy foliage and lovely rose-pink flowers. The Lady Granville this flower was named after is thought to be... We are very grateful to a generous customer who donated this lovely pink. The flowers are held nicely above the leaves on erect stems. The photo doesn't do it justice. Raised by W.J. Not to be confused with 'Samuel Barlow', which is a border carnation. The Greeks called the Pink, 'The Flower of Zeus' or 'The Divine Flower' and the word Dianthus is derived from Dios (God) and Anthos (Flower). It forms a very dense and compact cushion up to 50cm in diameter. Long flowering if dead-headed. Common name(s): Pink; Gillyflower. Synonym: Dianthus knappii 'Yellow Harmony' Flowers in May and June. Height: 10cm An easy plant, happy in most soils provided they are not too wet. Taxonomy. Arctic Fire: This dianthus features the contrasting eye common in the biennial varieties, but it is hardy to zone 3. Lightly clove scented. Excellent deep rose flowers with a darker maroon central zone. Common name(s): Pink; Gillyflower. Common name(s): Pink; Gillyflower, From 1994.  Click here for full details... A 17th century pink, raised by Thomas Bat, was thought to be lost but then rediscovered in the Oxford Botanic Garden. Grow in well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Flower color distribution Unicolored. Deep rose-pink with a thin maroon central eye. Easy to grow. Common name(s): Pink; Gillyflower Some confusion exists as to whether this pink was Raised by C. T. Musgrave in 1936 or...Click here for full details... A very compact alpine pink. Height: 30cm Common name(s): Pink; GillyflowerClick here for full details... A really good pink of unknown age with lovely dark maroon flowers with light pink  feathered edge and patches. The bluish-grey leaves are narrow, thick at the thorny tip which gives it the appearance of a hedgehog... A very compact alpine pink which forms a neat mound. Common name(s): Pink;... Large, loose double white blooms flecked in dark maroon with an almost black eye when viewed from a distance. 'Inchmery' (1800) Shell pink, flat double blooms - a dainty pink with a strong perfume. Introduced in 2004. This perennial is semi-evergreen so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. Common... A tall Dianthus, with grassy foliage. A very good rockery or container pink. Believed to be a very old pink which came to us from someone who purchased it at a nursery 2005. Bred in 1992. This one has many fragrant, double, pink flowers with fringed petals. Very scented flowers. Dark velvety maroon petals with paler fringe and undersides. Common name(s): Pink; Gillyflower, Double flowers of deep salmon pink. The alpine pink Dianthus is ideal for planting in rock gardens. Very long flowering... A stunning alpine pink with masses of deep pink frilly flowers from late spring into mid summer Dates from the 19th Century. Discovered here at Shire Plants and named by us. Common name(s):...Click here for full details... A vigorous and easy to grow Pink. Height:... An old Pink with deep carmine pink flowers, heavily fringed, with a deeper pink eye. The white flowered version of Dianthus deltoides. Zones: 6-9. Height: 20cm Height: 25cm PLEASE NOTE: unlike some mail order nurseries, our Dianthus are not sold as tiny plug plants (rooted cuttings) but are established plants in 9cm x 10cm pots. Flower type Semi-double. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. An early Victorian plant with double flowers of fringed white petals and crimson lacing. Good scent. Very strongly scented. Excellent amongst rocks, paving or on a wall, easy and free flowering. Introduced sometime before 1955 when the RHS awarded it an AM as a border plant. Masses of delightfully-scented, burgundy flowers which develop a sprinkling of gold flecks. Height: 35cm Excellent for border edges, rockeries, paving or in containers. Height: 30cm The white flowered version of Dianthus deltoides. Excellent for rockery, container or front of border. Common name(s): Pink; Gillyflower. Double white flowers with deep purple lacing and strong scent. This old and very popular 'pink' has double white flowers with crimson lacing and a chocolate eye. Single white fringed flowers with a faint green eye. Common name(s): Pink; Gillyflower. Dianthus, including pinks and carnations, are certainly not all pink in colour – they can shade from pure white to the deepest of reds. The Whatfield series of alpine pinks were bred by Mrs J. Scholfield of... Alpine Pink. Dating from 1798 and not to be confused with a more modern border pink of the same name. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Raised by W.J. Good for cutting and putting in a vase. Dianthus 'Pink Kisses' (Border carnation 'Pink Kisses') will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.35m after 2-5 years. Dates from 1989. Raised by Mr Sinkins, who was the master of Slough Workhouse. An old favourite. Excellent for border edges, rockeries, paving or in containers. Common name(s): Pink; Gillyflower. Clove scented. Age unknown, but thought to be from around 1840. Masses of pink flowers on short stems from early summer onwards. Good for cutting and putting in a vase. Very fragrant. Clove scented. This plant has...Click here for full details... Another in the rock garden 'Whatfield' series. Excellent for border edges, rockeries, paving or in containers. Lyttel of Nyewoods, Chilworth. Height: 30cm Listed in the Plant Heritage Plant Guardian Scheme – September 2016, meaning it is considered at risk of dying out due to the lack of nurseries growing...Click here for full details... A vigorous and free-flowering pink, bearing large double white flowers. Early-season pot carnation is easy to grow and easier to sell. Very pretty and rarely offered in nurseries. Double blooms with a strong scent. Deeply fringed petals give the flowers a frilly look. Height: 10cm The lacing is quite narrow, but on the occasional flower it becomes quite wide, reducing the pink ground to a small eye in the centre of each petal;...Click here for full details... An alpine pink and one of S.T. Gently perfumed. Height: 20cm The Whatfield series of alpine pinks... An old cultivar with pure double white blooms. Dates from 1989. Excellent for border edges, rockeries, paving or in containers. White with a deep red eye and laced feathered edging. Height: 15cm Long flowering season with intermittent flowers appearing until late into the autumn. Dianthus is a group of flowering plants of about 300 species. Introduced in 1996. Height: 15cm Discovered here at Shire Plants and named by us. Height: 8cm Date...Click here for full details... An old pink, dating from the 16th century. Long stems make this an excellent choice for cutting. Common name(s): Pink; Gillyflower, A sturdy little plant with large fringed pink flowers. It was later rediscovered in the village of Cockenzie in 1730... From 1780. Height: 15cm Common name(s): Pink;...Click here for full details... Large heads of red and pink in a typical gingham pattern. Byatt's military series for the rock garden. Excellent for border edges, rockeries, paving or in containers. Very scented flowers. Dianthus Plant. Clove scented. Double blooms richly laced with chestnut on a lavender ground. Delicious clove scent. Introduced by Mrs D. Underwood of Colchester, in 1966. Height: 15cm Height:...Click here for full details... A very compact alpine pink. Common name(s): Pink; GillyflowerClick here for full details... From 1994. Height: 25cm Good for cutting and putting in a vase. Height: 30cm A vigorous and free-flowering pink, bearing large double white flowers. Introduced around 1840. Gloriously perfumed and lovely for cutting. Vigorous grower, but compact, with a long flowering season. They are mostly perennial while only a few are annual or biannual and their run of color goes from pale to dark pink. Deep red double flowers, with a thin lace of grey. Excellent for border edges, rockeries, paving or in containers. Glowing single crimson flowers with a darker edge. In medieval art the 'pink' symbolises divine love and signifies that a lady was engaged to be married. Double white flowers with deep purple lacing and strong scent. From 1868. Very fragrant blooms and very compact, bushy foliage. Excellent for border edges, rockeries, paving or in containers. Wonderful double red flowers with serrated petals on blue foliage. Print this Plant. Good for cutting and putting in a vase. Dianthus caryophyllus Pink Kisses. An old pink of uncertain age and history. Introduced in 1994. Height: 25cm Height: 10cm Good for cutting and putting in a vase. Excellent for border edges, rockeries, paving or in containers... A single with petals that are pure white except for a faint trace of purple flecking around the centre. Introduced in 1987 and has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Dianthus 'Pink Kisses’ has a neat, compact habit, long flowering period and tremendous scent. Dark velvety maroon petals with paler fringe and undersides. Short and compact, it makes a neat clump. Neat, compact foliage. Attracts butterflies and bees and is deer resistant too. Dating from the 1920s, Little Jock was a seedling thought to be a cross between Dianthus gratianopolitanus and Dianthus plumaris by John (Jock) Gray of Benhall near Saxmunden. Very floriforous. Early-season pot carnation is easy to grow and easier to sell. Mildly scented. Good for cutting and putting in a vase. Heavily scented. Height: 25cm Very pretty and rarely offered in nurseries. Common name(s): Pink; Gillyflower Double maroon and white flowers, likened to strawberries and cream. Height: 15cm Height: 45cm Gorgeous strong scent. Very strong clove scent. Well worth growing for the scent alone. Height: 25cm An old pink, dating from the 17th century, so named because of the tuft in the centre of the flower, resembling a pheasant's eye. Common name(s): Pink; GillyflowerClick here for full details... Large double flowers with loose petals in pink, flecked with a deeper rose-pink. Heavily scented. Height 12". Plants make nice compact clumps. Strongly scented. Robust and repeat flowering. Short and compact, it makes a neat clump. First raised in 1798 by John Mcree, a Paisley muslin worker. Large double pink flowers with a heavy scent. Common name(s): Pink;... Large heads of red and pink in a typical gingham pattern. You can plant them in your garden as soon as you receive them, or leave them in their pots until you are ready to do so. Tidy foliage and lovely rose-pink flowers. Single with a velvet, crushed raspberry main colour and mauvish-pink tips to the fringed petals. Good for cutting and putting in a vase. The... Low compact mats of silver-grey leaves with soft pink flowers in early summer Syn: D. 'Flashing Light'. Single frilled velvet flowers of dark carmine with fine brush marks of chocolate and pink of varying amounts. Common name(s): Pink;...Click here for full details... A sport of Dianthus 'Joy', this is a long flowering pink with claret red double flowers and a very good clove scent. Height: 12 - 16" (30 - 41cm) ... Frost-hardy Pink Kisses also works as a late-season tender perennial dianthus while staying compact. Dianthus flowers are most often in pink, salmon, red and white hues. Bred in 1947. Vigorous grower, but compact, with a long flowering season. Very neat foliage. Semi-double pale pink flowers with paintbrush strokes of rose. Age uncertain but it has been known from at least 1966. Soft pink double blooms which are one of the first to bloom and long-flowering. Raised by Mr Sinkins, who was the master of Slough Workhouse. Synonym: Dianthus 'Constance Finnis', Splashes of white and a broad white edging to the mauve-pink petals. Frost-hardy Pink Kisses also works as a late-season tender perennial dianthus while staying compact. A strong growing plant with lovely pink flowers on long stems. Height: 30cm Very long flowering...Click here for full details... A stunning alpine pink with masses of deep pink frilly flowers from late spring into mid summer The...Click here for full details... Low compact mats of silver-grey leaves with soft pink flowers in early summer Height: 30cm Dianthus Pink Kisses ® “Grab and go” gift item gets the growing season off to a strong start, with tons of two-tone flowers that need no deadheading and continue looking great. Common name(s): Pink; GillyflowerClick here for full details... A vigorous and fast growing pink. Wonderful double red flowers with serrated petals on blue foliage. Height 18". A lovely plant. A beautiful alpine pink. Frost-hardy Pink Kisses also works as a late-season tender perennial dianthus while staying compact. Clusters of dark maroon flowers that are so dark that they look black. Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer, with rebloom in summer . Very fringed, single white flowers with a raspberry red ring to the centre. A compact, bushy pink with grass-like foliage and bright white serrated flowers. The Dianthus genus includes annuals, biennials and perennials that are commonly known as Carnations, Pinks or Sweet Williams. Pale pink double flowers with a heavy scent. Dianthus Plants Cultivate Dianthus plants and fill your garden with beautiful summer colour and fragrance. This pink is a sport of 'Francis Isobel' and was raised by Mr Calvert sometime before 1980. One of the Mule pinks. Common name(s): Pink; GillyflowerClick here for full details... Now quite rare, this dwarf Pink has single, near white flowers which age pink and a raspberry red ring in the middle and frilled tips to the petals. A 20th century free-flowering pink with chestnut lacing. Sweetly scented. A beautiful alpine pink. Byatt's military series for the rock garden. An unusual Dianthus. One of the more robust garden pinks. Archer of Wrecclesham in about 1964 and likely to be much older. This dates back to at least 1900, so it seems likely that two varieties came to be given the same name in different parts of the country, rather than just a modern mix up... Long flowering, from May to autumn, this pink has random red markings with no two flowers being the same. Double maroon and white flowers, likened to strawberries and cream. Height: 20-25cm A member of his staff rescued it and propagated from it... A 19th Century double rose pink dianthus with fringed petals. Common name(s): Pink; GillyflowerClick here for full details... An old pink which was originally found growing in a workhouse at Beaminster, Devon. Ideal for a rockery, container or front of border. Softly clove scented. Best Time to Plant. Semi-double toothed, red flowers and a distinctive bluish foliage. Height: 30cm Bred in 1992. Flowers are slightly creamy-green towards the centre. Semi-double mahogany flowers with pink flecks and delicate white picotee. Dating from 1970 comes this wonderful double flowered red 'pink'. A very good border pink. Forms a good clump and flowers well. Height: 25cm Grown since the 17th century and has always been very popular. A very unusual 'pink' with large clustered heads of primrose-yellow flowers, above dark green, grass-like foliage. Large double pink flowers with a heavy scent. Semi-double pale pink flowers with paintbrush strokes of rose. Compact and bushy with leaves that vary from green to almost black. Height: 10cm Strong, straight stems make it good for cutting and putting in a vase. Pale pink petals with crimson lacing. Height/Spread: Upright or bushy habit, 6-30 inches tall, 6-10 inches wide . Spring. Named after an English garden and grown since the 18th century. Good for cutting and putting in a vase. One of the Mule pinks. A strong growing plant with lovely pink flowers on long stems. Deep pink with a crimson centre and laced petals. This dates back to at least 1900, so it seems likely that two varieties came to be given the same name in different parts of the country, rather than just a modern mix up...Click here for full details... Long flowering, from May to autumn, this pink has random red markings with no two flowers being the same. Eventual height: 0.2m; Eventual spread: 0.2m; Dianthus Pink Kisses ('Kledg12163') (PBR) pink. Height: 40cm A very reliable, scented pink. Height: 40cm Skip to the beginning of the images gallery . Nicely clove scented. McQuown and introduced in 1961. Darker when it first opens. Ideal for a rockery, container or front of border. Large blooms of creamy white with chestnut red lacing and centre. Suitable for a rock garden, container or front of border. This one has overlapping petals of rose pink ground, finely dotted with a darker colour. Common name(s):...Click here for full details... Soft lilac pink with maroon lacing. Good for cutting and putting in a vase. Long stems make this a great cut flower. Dianthus Pink Kisses® A heavy blooming carnation with loads of long-lasting, pink double flowers with fringed petals and a deep crimson center. Quite Lovely. Semi-double toothed, red flowers and a distinctive bluish foliage. Strong scent. Height: 25cm Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. A very good border pink. Semi-double mahogany flowers with pink flecks and delicate white picotee. Common name(s): Pink. Height: 15cm We have a range of over 150 heritage, new hybrids and species Dianthus and are constantly adding to our offering. The flowers are held nicely above the leaves on erect stems. Common name(s): Pink; Gillyflower, Large double flowers with loose petals in pink, flecked with a deeper rose-pink. Plant height 5 - 10 cm. Excellent for border edges, rockeries, paving or in containers. Common name(s):... Soft lilac pink with maroon lacing. Height: 15cm Wonderful purple blooms over a long flowering season. Other common names pot carnation [Pink Kisses] . Flowers from May to July. The petals are soft pink with a deeper, magenta kiss in the centre. 9cm pot: £6.99: 9cm pot. Blossom Color. 'Pink Kisses' has pink, double flowers with red markings at the base of the petals and green-grey foliage. Introduced by E.S. Common name(s): Pink; Gillyflower. Highly clove scented, a true beauty. A very good rockery or container pink. Suitable for a rock garden, container or front of border. Botanical Name. Darker when it first opens. One of the Whatfield pinks. Long stems make it good for cutting and putting in a vase... An old pink which is also known as 'Ruffling Robin'. Dating from the end of World War Two and now very rare. The group includes lots of charming species and cultivars in shades of purple, red and white, as well as pink. Common name(s): Pink;...Click here for full details... Large, loose double white blooms flecked in dark maroon with an almost black eye when viewed from a distance. Excellent for border edges, rockeries, paving or in containers... A very old single pink dating from the 17th century. He was so pleased with the plant that he presented one to King George III. Early bloomer for early spring sales. A vigorous grower. Common name(s): Pink; Gillyflower. Bred by F.R. Very fragrant. Common name(s): Pink; Gillyflower. This adorable Dianthus 'Pink Kisses' from Ball Seed has two tone pink and rose flowers over a compact and tidy habit that makes it great for containers. Raised by J. Pike of Acton in about 1965. Double flowers with velvet crimson ground and a very thin white lacing. Common name(s): Pink; Gillyflower, Single pink flowers with darker pink eye and overlapping petals. An old pink, believed to date from around 1700. Height: 25cm He was so pleased with the plant that he presented one to King George III. Clove scented. Common name(s): Pink; Gillyflower, Also known as Pheasants Ear. Ideal for rockery or alpine pot etc. Height: 8cm Dianthus 'Pink Kisses' NL is available to buy in increments of 15 . Very fringed double white with deep carmine centre. A most distinctive 'pink' which becomes a real talking point when in flower. Large bushy flowers and grows vigorously, good flower production. Now quite rare, this dwarf Pink has single, near white flowers which age pink and a raspberry red ring in the middle and frilled tips to the petals. Tidy foliage and lovely soft cream flowers that carry a wonderful perfume; worth growing for the smell alone. Very similar to Dianthus 'St Nicholas'. Clusters of dark maroon flowers that are so dark that they look black. Dating from the 17th Century, this wonderful Pink has very fringed pure white semi-double flowers with a very slight green tinge to the centre. Now very difficult to propagate, probably due to... Rose red flowers with regular pale pink radial markings denoting the hours. Common name(s): Pink; GillyflowerClick here for full details... We are very pleased to have found this now very rare Mule Pink, which dates from around 1840. Slightly fringed. Introduced by A.N. Discovered in a garden in Northumberland by A.J MacSelf. Very floriforous. Age uncertain but it has been known from at least 1966. Common name(s): Pink; Gillyflower. Height: 30cm Common name(s): Pink; Gillyflower Sometimes incorrectly sold as Dianthus 'Excelsior'. Volume wise, the Dianthalot series were nearly busting at the seams filling the 2.5 quart with no issues and could easily fill bigger pots. They are drought resistant once established. 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