Sunday, May 27, 2012

China Pinks



China Pinks
Dianthus x chinensis ‘Super Parfait Strawberry’
(dy-AN-thus)
Synonyms: Dwarf Dianthus

This seemed like such a happy flower when I saw it at the nursery. Red and white is one of my favorite color schemes in the garden and this lines up perfectly. It is an annual plant here but you can sometimes get seedlings to return. The label said this cultivar grows 6 to 12 inches and that is perfect for a nice color carpet.

Since it is Sunday here is bonus shot of another rose. The flowers actually looked a little more yellow in real life. You can see the conditions were not perfect for picture snapping.


Yellow Floribunda Rose ‘Easy Goin’’
Rosa ‘Don Quichotte’
Synonyms: Zonta Rose 98, HARflow

Introduction: UK introduction by Harkness & Co. Ltd., 1998
Petal Count: 26-40 Petals
Fragrance: Moderate, honey
Parentage: Sport of Livin' Easy

3 comments:

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

I like the fragrance of China Pinks, yours is a pretty one, bright and cheery.

Betty Roan said...

Gorgeous flowers. That rose looks good enough to eat.

Felicia @ Unibet Leaderboard said...

I have never seen a pink dianthus before!
Thanks for sharing!