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DaveKearleyDaveKearley East Hertfordshire, UKPosts: 20
Hi all.

New to gardening and bought some of these in Homebase labelled as mixed colour carnations - i'm fairly certain they are not spinning

Any ideas?


  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 2,278
    They certainly look like dianthus to me - but then I am rubbish with flowers  :)
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,153
    I think its a dianthus ...there are many different types, some of which are the carnations you would recognise as a “buttonhole” flower, and some which are more dainty.

    Here’s a good link that looks at them all ....

    The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page  - St Augustine
  • DaveKearleyDaveKearley East Hertfordshire, UKPosts: 20
    Great, thanks all, they look lovely either way 

    Just not the mixed white/red/pink they were listed as then  :smile:
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,092
    That one's pink but they do come in red and in white. Maybe you were unlucky and picked up only pink ones.
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