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PlantFiles: Cottage Pink, Feathered Pink, Garden Pink, Grass Pink
Dianthus plumarius 'Mrs. Sinkins'

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Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: plumarius (ploo-MAH-ree-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Mrs. Sinkins

One vendor has this plant for sale.

4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink
Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Blue-Green

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Terri1948 On Jun 27, 2013, Terri1948 from Yorkshire
wrote:

The lovely clove scent from just one plant fills quite a wide area. I have one plant that has doubled in size in two years. It flowers very heavily.
I like it so much that I've just bought another 'flowering size' plant. I have also taken cuttings (pippins) from my older plant.
All in all, a very highly recommended plant.

Positive saya On Aug 1, 2006, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

'Mrs Sinkins' is named after Catherine Sinkins, who raised it and died in 1917. Introduced by Turner's nursery of Slough in 1868. Classic double white richly fragrant flowers. The absolute quintessence of the cottage path edging.



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