Dianthus 'Doris'

Full Sun
Soil Type:
Mainly dry
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained
Dates From:
20th Century
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Plant Overview

A very popular pink raised by Montague Allwood in 1945. Is it said that he did not originally think the plant worthwhile when he grew it from a batch of seedlings so he threw it on the compost heap. A member of his staff rescued it and propagated from it and when Mr Allwood saw it in number, he realised it's true worth and named it after his wife.

Fragrant double pale pink flowers with a darker centre. Petals may also contain stripes or flecks of darker pink. Long flowering season.

Very good in a border and can be used for cutting.

Height: 40cm

Common name(s): Pink; Gillyflower

All our plants are supplied in 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
We grow most of what we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Our prices include VAT at 20%.