All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Dianthus 'Francis Isobel'


Plant Information

Aspect: Full Sun
Aspect: Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Mainly dry
Soil Type: Moist But Well-Drained
Colour: Pink
Colour: Purple

A frilly double. The colour is a pink ground with a maroon eye and lacing. The lacing is quite narrow, but on the occasional flower it becomes quite wide, reducing the pink ground to a small eye in the centre of each petal; sometimes the lacing breaks down leaving flecks of maroon on the paleo ground. The reverse is pale pink.  
A very long flowering pink, from early summer right through to the end of autumn and the blooms have the benefit of being fragrant. The foliage is the typical blue green of the modern pink.
Raised by H.V. Calvert of Lupset near Wakefield in 1972. It produced a sport that became known as 'Laced Treasure'. 
Good for cutting.

Height: 30cm

Common name(s): Pink; Gillyflower



  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.