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Dianthus chinensis heddewigii 'Black And White Minstrels'

Carnation | Chinese Pink, Indian Pink

100% (5 Reviews)

Quite unique, showy black and white flowers

Sweetly scented blooms

Some parts of this variety are edible - Don't forget to check out our Edible Flowers Guide

This product is produced and supplied in association with Thompson & Morgan

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Showy plants for bedding, border, rockery and containers producing an abundance of quite unique, showy black and white flowers throughout summer. The dainty, fully double blooms are heavily laced, over an inch in diameter and sweetly scented. They make excellent cut flowers lasting a long time in water. Flowers summer. Height 30-38cm (12-15in).

Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.


1 packet (30 dianthus seeds) (26450)

Sow early spring at 21C (70F) in a good free draining seed compost, just covering the seed. Germination usually takes 7-21 days.

When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow on in cool conditions. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost 30cm (12in) apart in a sunny spot on light well drained soil. For pot plants, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots, grow cool, well ventilated and give plenty of light, but shade from direct sun.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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