Dianthus 'Mrs Sinkins'

Dianthus 'Mrs Sinkins' is the well known, classic English garden pink with the strongest scent which will fill a whole room – incredible. More
1 x 9cm plant 510336-1 £4.95 Delivery late February
When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.
3 x 9cm plants 510336-3 £12.95 Delivery late February
When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.
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Dianthus 'Mrs Sinkins' is the well known, classic English garden pink with the strongest scent which will fill a whole room – incredible.

These come with full planting and cultivating instructions, and should flower lightly in their first year and prolifically after that.

Genus Dianthus
Variety Mrs Sinkins
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name English Garden Pink
Border Position Front
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 20- 30cm (8-12in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Care Tips Deadhead to prolong flowering. Make sure soil is well drained and avoid winter wet which can be harmful to the plant.
Flowering June - July
Vase Life Lasts up to 2 weeks in water.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Eleni

Seem to be growing ok but no flowers - hope they survive!

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Reviewed 22nd September 2018 by Gillian

The plants have grown well but have had very few flowers this summer but maybe that is because of the heat. Many plants in my garden which should have been flowering earlier, and didn't, are flowering now.

** I also purchased a Dahlia collection but I am afraid my experience with that has been very disappointing. After planting the tubers growth rates of the 3 varieties was very varied and I ended up planting out 7 plants (of 9)

Once in the ground growth was very slow and almost from the start the leaves became distorted and the plants looked very unsightly. When flower buds did appear they were also often distorted and eventually I sent a sample to the RHS as I could see nothing on the leaves to cause the damage. Their verdict was the plants had been attacked by Capsid bugs.

What I should like to know is whether the tubers were affected when I received them and whether, if I do keep the tubers over the winter,I shall have the same problem next year. I have never had a problem with Capsid bugs before.

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Reviewed 17th September 2018 by Derek

a plant of excellent quality which i potted on then planted out into a small container it's grown well in this hot summer in the northern part of the uk. perhaps my only grumble is that the flowers didn't fill right out, they have a lovely scent
very well packaged plant didn't move in transit

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Reviewed 13th September 2018 by Mrs Davies

They came well packed, by Royal Mail(saves rushing delivery men leaving them in wrong place/address as happens with these courier firms).
The plants were in good condition.
I am very pleased with the plants, the helpful people who answer the telephone and Sarah Raven's service altogether

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Pippa

The delivery service was not great, as plant was left by dust bin. No note was left so I didn't spot it until later. The plant looks healthy but has not flowered maybe it has insufficient sun.

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Joyce

A strong healthy plant which has spread considerably and flowered profusely The perfume was brilliant.

Mrs Sinkins Pinks

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Reviewed 8th June 2018 by RL Wantage

Just as I remember, Grannie's garden as a child !
Superb flowering and scent (2nd season)
Great filler for the front of our border.