Dianthus Mixed Species And Cultivars
This is a superb mix of dwarf, perennial, fragrant dianthus in all habits and colours, and including bi-colours. These are commonly known as pinks, which rather than alluding to the flower colour, refers to their zigzag-edged petals, which appear to have been trimmed with pinking shears. They are best grown in a bright sunny position with a light, well-drained, yet moist soil.
Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.