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Dianthus ‘Memories’

Pink 'Memories', Memories Pink, Scent First Series, Dianthus 'WP11 GWE04'

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Dianthus 'Memories', Garden Pink 'Memories', Scent First Pinks 'Memories', White Carnation, White Garden Gink, Repeat Flowering Garden Pink, Fragrant Garden Pink

A modern and improved version of the old-time favorite ‘Mrs Sinkins’ introduced in 1863, Dianthus ‘Memories’ (Pink) is a lovely evergreen perennial with masses of highly scented, fully double, pure white flowers. Blooming in late spring through summer (with regular deadheading), the elegantly frilled blossoms rise on short, stout stems above a low cushion of grassy, blue-green leaves. Easy to grow, and perfect for adding a splash of color in the garden, this Garden Pink is an excellent addition to the sunny rock garden, fabulous in containers and a luminous edger at the front of the border.

‘Memories’ belongs to the award-winning Scent First® Series of Garden Pinks from Whetman Pinks, which are noted for their spicy fragrance, compact habit and long bloom season.

  • Winner of multiple awards and accolades (Overall Best New Plant Introduction at the 2011 National Plant Show, 2nd best Plant of the Year at the 2012 Chelsea Flower Show).
  • Grows up to 10-12 in. tall and wide (25-30 cm).
  • Prefers full sun and enjoys neutral to alkaline, well-drained soils.
  • Extremely versatile, this Dianthus is ideal for rock gardens, border fronts, garden edging or containers.
  • Attracts bees and butterflies, but is ignored by deer and rabbits.
  • Deadhead to prolong flowering. Trim lightly after flowering to maintain a tight, compact mound.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Caryophyllaceae
Genus Dianthus
Common names Pink, Gillyflower, Dianthus Flower
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spread 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden
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Dianthus ‘First Love’ (Cheddar Pink)
Dianthus chinensis ‘Velvet ‘n Lace’ (Chinese Pink)

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Lavandula angustifolia ‘Lavenite Petite’ (Lavender)
Stachys byzantina (Lamb’s Ears)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Caryophyllaceae
Genus Dianthus
Common names Pink, Gillyflower, Dianthus Flower
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spread 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden
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Do I Need?
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