Forum home Plants

Baffled Pink

DimWitDimWit Posts: 553

There´s this red pink with a lovely scent, unlike all other pinks I´ve had, but

instead of the expected carnation perfume, this one smells like a pansy! Am

I baffled about pink scent, or is the pink baffled itself?




  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    It's not unusual for pinks of unusual colours to lack the normal heady scent; it's been lost during the breeding to get the colour.

    Unless the plant is sold as heavily scented, you have no guarantee that it will be.

  • DimWitDimWit Posts: 553

    Thanks, Alina. In fact, I was surprised by the scent,  since NONE of my other pinks

    have any at all (including the usual pink ones...).

  • Are you sure this is a pink? It looks massive!! My pinks are 1/5 of that size.
  • The leaves don't look very pink like either.


  • DimWitDimWit Posts: 553

    I bought a packet from Benary saying it was Dianthus plumarius, but the

    plant is obviously Dianthus chinensis (or so I think).

Sign In or Register to comment.