Sequim Rare Plants, Sequim, WA 98382

Dianthus 'Sops in Wine'

Dianthus 'Sops in Wine'Dianthus 'Sops in Wine'

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•  common names: dianthus, garden pink
•  flowering season: May and June
•  height: 8 to 10 inches
•  Light requirements: full sun for the best flowering, although the plant will grow in less light
•  Soil requirements: average garden soil that is well drained
•  Water requirments: water young plants regularly their first summer; older plants are drought resistant
•  Growth habit: a low cushion-shaped plant that spreads moderately
•  How to propagate: take tip cuttings in early summer, or peg-down a side shoot after slicing halfway through it with a knife
•  Leaf type: narrow glaucous-green leaves
•  Ways to use it: for a sunny spot in a garden; shearing back a plant by a third or a half once a year is recommended
•  Special characteristics: richly fragrant flowers

Intensely fragrant flowers have a single row of petals, each petal colored in deep red and white. The foliage is a glaucous blue. Flowers May into June in a size of eight inches wide by eight to ten inches in height. USDA Zones 4 - 8. If you have the two volume set of books, Perennials by Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix, you will see that their photo of this plant does not match the photo shown here. In checking which plant is sold as 'Sops in Wine' in the United Kingdom, the plant offered by us is the one offered in the United Kingdom at most nurseries, for example, one being the Beth Chatto Gardens.


Sequim Rare Plants, 500 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, WA 98382 USA  - -  (360) 775-1737