Dianthus 'Napoleon III'

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

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Plant Details

A very old pink raised by Emily Paré around 1840 and given an award by the RHS in 1867.

Double dark crimson, clove scented flowers in June and July and occasionally later, above green foliage.

One of the Mule Pinks.

Height: 30cm

Common name(s): Mule Pink; Gillyflower

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


All our plants are supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots 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.