Last week my Mrs picked up a bunch of lovely frilled Dianthus that was on offer in a supermarket. I noticed a few offsets along the stems so removed them and…
They are fully to half hardy, and will need an open sunny position with well drained slightly alkaline soil. The tall species of carnations and pinks have a loose habit and will need staking. Dead-heading of repeat-flowering types is beneficial.
Propagate perennials by layering or from cuttings in summer; annuals and biennials from seed in autumn or early spring.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Watch for aphids, thrips and caterpillars, rust and virus infections.