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

Dianthus 'Messines Pink'

£4.90

Plant Information

Aspect: Full Sun
Aspect: Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Mainly dry
Soil Type: Moist But Well-Drained
Colour: Pink
Dates From: 19th Century

Beautiful double flowers of deep salmon pink over green foliage.

One of the Mule pinks. Age unknown, but thought to be from around 1840.

Height: 25cm

There is a story told of this pink which is that a soldier, wounded in the Messines Ridge area, was found holding a piece of a plant in his hand. When he was returned to England he was still holding it and it was planted and this gave rise to Messines Pink. 

The Mule Pinks are a cross between a carnation and a Sweet William, resulting in larger flowers than typical Dianthus. 

Common name(s): Mule Pink; Gillyflower

Information

  • 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.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.