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Dianthus ‘Scent First Tickled Pink’ (Devon PP11 PBR)


30cm x 30cm
Fully Hardy

Dianthus ‘Scent First Tickled Pink’ stands out for its popularity and versatility. This charming perennial boasts fantastically scented blooms and excellent breeding, making it a favourite for cut flower arrangements. With an extended flowering period, it partners well with Foxgloves, Salvia and Penstemons. Our selection of this classic Dianthus is driven by its unmatched nature, offering gardeners a fragrant and visually appealing addition that enhances both outdoor spaces and bouquets.

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Dianthus 'Scent First Tickled Pink' graces gardens with its delightful fragrance and long-lasting blooms, making it a popular choice among scented perennials. This charming Dianthus variety is a nursery favourite due to it's exceptional breeding, it boasts vivid, fully double pink flowers with petals that are extremely hardy. The blooms not only add visual satisfaction but also releases a sweet and nostalgic fragrance. Beyond its aroma, 'Scent First Tickled Pink' also stands out for its ease of care, making it an ideal choice for both novice and experienced gardeners. This perennial thrives in well-drained soil and enjoys a sunny to partially shaded location, contributing to its versatility in various garden settings. A delightful feature of 'Scent First Tickled Pink' is its suitability as a cut flower, allowing you to bring the captivating scent indoors. The long-lasting blooms make for stunning floral arrangements, enhancing your living spaces with the charm of this scented Dianthus. Whether planted in flower beds and borders, pots or containers, 'Scent First Tickled Pink' elevates the sensory experience in your garden space and certainly elevates a variety of garden designs, such as; coastal gardens and cottage gardens. We highly recommend partnering with Foxgloves, Salvia, Penstemons and Geraniums.  

Planting Conditions

The Dianthus 'Scent First Tickled Pink' thrives in full sunlight, making it perfect for gardens, patios, and other sunny spots. It's a resilient perennial plant that can withstand both heat and drought, requiring minimal watering once established. This delightful flower prefers well-draining soil and benefits from occasional fertilisation to promote healthy growth. Whether you're an experienced gardener or a beginner, the Dianthus 'Scent First Tickled Pink' is a breeze to care for. Simply plant it in a sunny location and watch as it fills your space with its vibrant pink blooms and delightful fragrance.

Watering & Feeding

The Dianthus 'Scent First Tickled Pink' requires regular watering, particularly during dry spells, but be careful not to overwater as it prefers well-draining soil. Allow the top inch of soil to dry between waterings. A good rule of thumb is to provide about 1 inch of water per week, either through rainfall or manual watering. When it comes to feeding, applying a balanced, slow-release fertiliser in early Spring will help promote healthy growth and abundant blooms. Additionally, you can supplement with a liquid fertiliser every 4-6 weeks during the growing season to keep the plant nourished and thriving.

General Care

The Dianthus 'Scent First Tickled Pink' is a low-maintenance plant that thrives with proper care. It prefers full sunlight and well-draining soil. Regular watering is necessary, ensuring the top inch of soil dries between waterings. Avoid overwatering to prevent root rot. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming and remove any diseased or damaged foliage promptly. Applying a slow-release fertiliser in Spring promotes healthy growth. Pruning can be done after flowering to maintain a tidy appearance. This delightful plant is generally resistant to pests and diseases, but keep an eye out for common issues like aphids or powdery mildew. With these simple care steps, your Dianthus 'Scent First Tickled Pink' will flourish and enchant with its vibrant blooms and captivating fragrance.