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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
border carnation 'Eileen O'Connor'
Dianthus can be annuals, evergreen perennials or subshrubs with narrow, often greyish leaves and showy flowers that are frequently fragrant
Border carnations are hardy evergreen perennials with linear leaves and erect stems bearing fully double flowers to 8cm across in mid-summer, sometimes clove-scented
'Eileen O'Connor' is an evergreen perennial to 30cm in height, with greyish foliage and flowers to 6cm across, with a weak clove scent, the slightly fringed petals salmon-orange tinged with coral-pink
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 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 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 Cut Flowers Garden Edging
Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel 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 wilt
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