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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
alpine pink 'Joan's Blood'
Dianthus can be annuals, evergreen perennials or subshrubs with narrow, often greyish leaves and showy flowers that are frequently fragrant
Pinks are hardy, evergreen perennials which make compact mounds or mats of usually greyish leaves, with up to six, usually fragrant, single or double, medium-sized flowers per stem in early and mid-summer
'Joan's Blood' is a hardy perennial forming a mat of dark grey-green foliage, with solitary deep crimson flowers 4cm wide, on stems 5-10cm tall
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
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Prefers 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
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Rock Garden
Pruning Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering and maintain a compact habit
Pests Slugs and snails and aphids may be a problem
May be affected by a virus, a rust and fungal diseases such as dianthus Fusarium wilt
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