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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
sweet william bearded pink
bloomy down London pride London tufts oeillet des poètes tolmeiner
Dianthus can be annuals, evergreen perennials or subshrubs with narrow, often greyish leaves and showy flowers that are frequently fragrant
D. barbatus is a biennial or short-lived perennial with prostrate rosettes of wide, lanceolate green leaves and stiff, erect stems, thickened at the nodes, to 40-60cm tall, bearing many-flowered, terminal, flattened heads. Flowers come in many colours from white to darkest red, often in bicolour combinations, with the darker eyes and toothed petals characteristic of pinks and carnations. Many named selections exist
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a well-drained neutral to slightly acid soil in full sun
Propagate by seed sown in late spring and plant out into flowering positions in the autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Deadhead as required
Pests Can get aphids, slugs and caterpillars
May be affected by a rust
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