What was most fascinating to me was knowing that "cheddar" referred to a geographic location and that "pinks" had nothing to do with color! I love this kind of information (and the plants are wonderful as well). Thanks!
Like, LariAnn, I find the information about the name very interesting. I usually have several of the so called annuals growing in my yarden. They live about 3 years then must be replaced.I've tried the true perennials but we dont have good enough drainage for them. Our soil is called black gumbo(black clay).
Great article! I enjoyed reading your bio too. I also enjoy nutrition and am studying now to become an RD. I am winter sowing for the first time this year, and today I noticed two of my containers had seedlings starting, and one was my Cheddar Pinks!!! I've never tried growing dianthus before either, so now I can't wait!!!
Thanks for your information on these lovely little garden gems - I too love this kind of low upkeep & have had baths for eight years growing in a very neglected part of my garden - every year they reward me with little babies that I transplant to other flower beds & they never disappoint me - always growing en mass @ the most beautiful fragrance - lovely.