Classically fragrant Pinks are a cottage garden favourite and deservedly so. These varieties represent the best of the varieties that have stood the test of time for many years and become a garden favourite all over the world - with that irresistible old-fashioned fragrance it's not hard to see why. Their wonderful clove-fragranced blooms look lovely in the garden and will flower throughout the summer months but will also be perfect for taking as cut flowers for indoor displays.
The plants will form lovely dense clumps of evergreen foliage that will provide great ground cover with a succession of beautiful fragrant blooms rising up above the rosette of leaves and showing themselves off. Perfectly winter hardy but ideal for a sunny bed or border, these easy to grow plants will establish and thrive for years to come. Flowers from May until October cut them for the vase just as the buds break colour, for long-lasting fragrance indoors too!
Varieties Included are 3 plants each of old-fashioned types (may vary in season with similar colours)
Letitia Wyatt - Double, light pink flowers with a lovely fragrance. H25cm
Doris (AGM) - Fragrant, pale pink blooms and grey-green leaves. H40cm
Mrs Sinkins - Clove-scented, pure white, double blooms with fringed petals. H50cm
Cranmere Pool (AGM) - Double blooms with white petals and deep pink rings at the base. Lightly perfumed. H35cm
Gran's Favourite (AGM) - one of the most popular varieties of pink, with semi-double blooms of white petals, heavily laced with reddish-purple. H50cm
Widecombe Fair (AGM) - delicate creamy pink, double blooms highlighted with peach. H35cm
- Category: Flowers/Perennials
- Ideal For: Beds/Borders/Containers/Cut Flowers/Garden Scent/Cottage Gardens
- Flowers: May to October
- Position: Full Sun
- Height/Spread: varies 50cm x 50cm max
- Hardiness: Fully Hardy
- Supplied as: 12 plug plants, 2 of each variety listed: Letitia Wyatt, Doris (AGM), Mrs Sinkins, Cranmere Pool (AGM), Gran's Favourite (AGM), Widecombe Fair (AGM)
How to Grow
For most jumbo plug plant collections, the “mini Greenhouse” they are packed in will have a label on the outside, listing the individual varieties inside. We recommend writing your own labels out on receipt!
Give your plugs a little attention on arrival - unpack them immediately, and either mist them or stand them in water for an hour - they may be slightly dry or yellow after being in a dark box in the post, but they’ll quickly recover.
If you can’t do this, they can sit in Mini Greenhouses for a week if upright and not too wet.
We recommend that you leave them to settle for a day somewhere warm, light and airy such as a windowsill or greenhouse.
When you're ready to pot on, use a good quality, multi-purpose compost, and fill 3-4in pots (7-10cm).
Make a hole in the compost with a dibber or your finger, then holding each plug by its root ball, place it into the hole and gently firm the compost around it.
For great results, we recommend using our Windowsill Planters or 9cm pots in Shuttle Trays.
Give your plants a good water initially, then only when the top compost starts to dry as they don’t like to be left in standing water.
Grow on either on a bright windowsill or a greenhouse for 3-4 weeks before potting up into containers or into flower beds.
If planting directly into flower beds when all risk of frost has passed, prepare the ground well, removing weeds and digging in some compost or well-rotted manure if your soil is not already rich.
Plant approx. 20cm (8”) apart to allow them room to grow. Feed using a high-potash feed such as Blooming Fast Superior Soluble Fertiliser for Flowers & Fruits, to encourage flowering.
Dead head when flowers fade to encourage more blooms.
- 12 x Plants
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