Dianthus 'Francis Isobel'

Full Sun
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Mainly dry
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained
Dates From:
20th Century

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Plant Details

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. Medium scent.

Height: 30cm

Common name(s): Pink; Gillyflower


All our plants are supplied in 9x10cm 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. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.