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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
clove pink 'Sweetness'
Dianthus can be annuals, evergreen perennials or subshrubs with narrow, often greyish leaves and showy flowers that are frequently fragrant
'Sweetness' is a dwarf, evergreen perennial with narrow, grey-green leaves, creating a spreading mat with multi-flowered stems to 15cm in height. The highly-scented, bicolour flowers, to 5cm wide, are saucer-shaped with fringed petals, 5cm wide, in a range of colours from white, through pale-pink to dark-magenta pink. Flower centres are of a contrasting, darker shade of pink to the main petal
Habit Mat forming
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
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Prefers a soil enriched with well-rotted manure or garden compost and an application of a balanced fertiliser in spring
Propagate by seed sown in spring, or by softwood cuttings of non-flowering shoots in summer or by layering after flowering
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Drought Resistant Cut Flowers Garden Edging
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Rock Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering
Pests Slugs and aphids may be a problem
May be subject to a rust, a virus and Fusarium wilt
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