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DaveKearleyDaveKearley Posts: 130
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 Posts: 2,318
    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 Posts: 10,394
    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 ....

  • DaveKearleyDaveKearley Posts: 130
    Great, thanks all, they look lovely either way 

    Just not the mixed white/red/pink they were listed as then  :smile:
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 9,576
    That one's pink but they do come in red and in white. Maybe you were unlucky and picked up only pink ones.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • They are beautiful any colour

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