A member of the compact long flowering Scent First series by British growers Whetman Pinks, Candy Floss has frilly double flowers of the colour you might expect with a darker rose pink eye and swirls of a similar colour. Good evergreen bluish green foliage in a neat clump. Full sun. Well drained soil. To 12 in. 1 litre pot.
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Carnations and their shorter cousins border pinks have long been a staple of the traditional cottage garden style, but newer introductions such as the Scent First series have brought longer more reliable flowering and a better more compact habit. The attractive, and in this case quite spicy, fragrance remains, however, one of their key attributes.
Our own specimen of Candy Floss, planted in a medium sized container, has formed a nice robust clump and flowered pretty much right through last winter.
Dianthus Candy Floss is a compact evergreen perennial with blue green foliage and pink double flowers in spring, summer and autumn suitable for full sun.