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Dianthus 'Ann Franklin' (Perpetually flowering carnation 'Ann Franklin')

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Dianthus 'Ann Franklin'

Other names

Perpetually flowering carnation 'Ann Franklin'

Genus

Dianthus Dianthus

Variety or Cultivar

'Ann Franklin' _ 'Ann Franklin' is a perennial with an erect habit. It has narrow, green leaves. It bears solitary, double, pale-yellow flowers marked with deep purplish-red all year round given the right conditions.


Dianthus 'Ann Franklin' is: Evergreen

Habit

Erect flower stem

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-yellow, Reddish-purple in All seasons

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly , Thrips , Tortrix moth Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly , Thrips , Tortrix moth

Rust Rust

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Dianthus 'Ann Franklin' (Perpetually flowering carnation 'Ann Franklin') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Flower Arranging, Greenhouse

Cultivation

Plant under glass in a loam-based potting compost in bright filtered light with good ventilation at 7 to 10 °C. Likes low humidity and full light in winter. During the growing season water and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser every 10 days.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Dianthus 'Ann Franklin'

Other names

Perpetually flowering carnation 'Ann Franklin'

Genus

Dianthus Dianthus

Variety or Cultivar

'Ann Franklin' _ 'Ann Franklin' is a perennial with an erect habit. It has narrow, green leaves. It bears solitary, double, pale-yellow flowers marked with deep purplish-red all year round given the right conditions.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Erect flower stem

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-yellow, Reddish-purple in All seasons

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly , Thrips , Tortrix moth

Specific diseases

Rust

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Dianthus 'Ann Franklin' (Perpetually flowering carnation 'Ann Franklin') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Flower Arranging, Greenhouse

Cultivation

Plant under glass in a loam-based potting compost in bright filtered light with good ventilation at 7 to 10 °C. Likes low humidity and full light in winter. During the growing season water and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser every 10 days.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Dianthus 'Ann Franklin' (Perpetually flowering carnation 'Ann Franklin')

Common pest name

Omnivorous leafroller

Scientific pest name

Platynota stultana

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous pest which could be potentially damaging to a range of crops if introduced to the UK. Awareness raising amongst the industry is needed. Also need to monitor developments in Spain where the pest is already present and consider whether EU regulation is warranted.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Dianthus 'Ann Franklin' (Perpetually flowering carnation 'Ann Franklin')

Common pest name

African cottom leafworm; Cotton leafworm; Egyptian cotton leafworm; Egyptian cotton worm; Mediterranean climbing cutworm; Meditteranea Brocade; Tobacco cutworm

Scientific pest name

Spodoptera littoralis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Regulated pest; frequently intercepted with occasional outbreaks which have been successfully eradicated in the UK.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Dianthus 'Ann Franklin' (Perpetually flowering carnation 'Ann Franklin')

Common pest name

American serpentine leaf miner; chrysanthemum leaf miner

Scientific pest name

Liriomyza trifolii

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Regulated pest already subject to review at the EU level (2013). Regularly intercepted in the trade.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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