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

Dianthus 'Whatfield Cancan'


Plant Information

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

Sorry, sold out, but we are growing more so check again in a few weeks.

One of the Whatfield pinks. This one has many fragrant, double, pink flowers with fringed petals. Dates from 1989.

Excellent for border edges, rockeries, paving or in containers.

Height: 15cm

Common name(s): Pink; Gillyflower

Synonym: Dianthus 'Whatfield Can-Can'

The Whatfield series of alpine pinks were bred by Mrs J. Scholfield of Whatfield, near Ipswich and at one point there were over 30 in existence. We would like to track them all down and bring them back into cultivation, so if you can help, please get get in touch!


  • 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.