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Dianthus 'Mrs. Sinkins' (Pink 'Mrs. Sinkins')

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Maintenance level
1 hour care
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Ultimate height
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Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Dianthus 'Mrs. Sinkins'

Other names: Pink 'Mrs. Sinkins', Border pink 'Mrs. Sinkins'

Genus: Dianthus

Variety or Cultivar: 'Mrs. Sinkins' _ 'Mrs. Sinkins' is an evergreen, mat-forming perennial with silver-green leaves and fragrant, double white, split calyx flowers that bloom from late spring until summer.

Dianthus 'Mrs. Sinkins' is: Evergreen

Flower: White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage: Blue-green in All seasons

Fragrance: Flowers are clove-scented.

Habit: Mat Forming, Spreading

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Specific pests: Aphids , Slugs

Diseases: May also be susceptible to a virus and wilt.

Specific diseases: Rust

General care

Pruning: Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. . REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Softwood cuttings, Layering. REGISTER to

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Dianthus 'Mrs. Sinkins' (Pink 'Mrs. Sinkins') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Gravel, Containers, Coastal, Flower Arranging

Cultivation: Plant in well-drained acid-free soil in full sun. Improve soil with well-rotted manure or garden compost. Apply a balanced fertiliser in spring.

Soil type: Chalky, Sandy, Loamy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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This plant is featured at Chelsea Flower Show 2009

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