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Dianthus 'Jean Knight' (Border carnation 'Jean Knight')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.2m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Dianthus 'Jean Knight'

Other names

Border carnation 'Jean Knight'

Genus

Dianthus Dianthus

Variety or Cultivar

'Jean Knight' _ 'Jean Knight' is a evergreen perennial with a spreading habit. It has narrow, grey-green leaves. In summer it bears fully-double, white flowers with purple stripes.


Dianthus 'Jean Knight' is: Evergreen

Habit

Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White, Purple in Summer

Foliage

Green, Silvery-grey in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Slugs Aphids , Slugs

Diseases

May also be susceptible to a virus and wilt.

Rust Rust

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings, Layering


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Where to grow

Dianthus 'Jean Knight' (Border carnation 'Jean Knight') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.2m 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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Botanical name

Dianthus 'Jean Knight'

Other names

Border carnation 'Jean Knight'

Genus

Dianthus Dianthus

Variety or Cultivar

'Jean Knight' _ 'Jean Knight' is a evergreen perennial with a spreading habit. It has narrow, grey-green leaves. In summer it bears fully-double, white flowers with purple stripes.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White, Purple in Summer

Foliage

Green, Silvery-grey in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

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.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings, Layering


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Dianthus 'Jean Knight' (Border carnation 'Jean Knight') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.2m 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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