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

Dianthus 'Sops in Wine'


Plant Information

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

One of the oldest pinks, which has been grown since the fourteenth century. Apparently so-called because it was used to flavour wines and cordials.

Semi-double white flowers with a raspberry eye.

Good for cutting and putting in a vase. Excellent scent.

Height: 30cm

Common name(s): Pink; Gillyflower

Please note that for many years there have been two different pinks with the name 'Sops in Wine'. This dates back to at least 1900, so it seems likely that two varieties came to be given the same name in different parts of the country, rather than just a modern mix up. The other plant has wine red flowers with light pink patches on the petals and we have now sourced one of these plants so that we can propagate it and include it in our offering later in the year.


  • 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.