Carnation 'Becky Robinson'

Dianthus 'Becky Robinson' | Also known as: Pink 'Becky Robinson', Modern pink 'Becky Robinson' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Dianthus is a genus consisting of around 300 species. Some of which you'll probably have heard of as they're common garden flowers that are easy to grow, such as Carnations and Sweet Williams. Most species of dianthus have narrow leaves that are a blue-grey colour. They have five petaled flowers, generally with a frilly edge to them, and nearly all species are some shade of pink, from pastel to bright or dark pink. Many species have a pleasant and strong scent. It is thought that the colour pink is actually named after these flowers, the edge appearing to be 'pinked' which means to cut in a perforated pattern.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.3
Spread [m]
  • 0.3
Dominant flower colour
  • Pink
Flower Fragrance
  • Yes, let it smell
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Blue-green
Foliage in summer
  • Blue-green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Blue-green
Foliage in winter
  • Blue-green
Awards?
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • softwood cuttings
  • layering
Growth habit
  • Compact
  • Cushion-forming
Environment
Acidity
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-9
Heat zone
  • H9-5
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -1
Heat days
  • 30 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • Fine fragrants
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • For birds & bees
  • Roses & classics
  • For every season
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Coastal
  • Containers
  • Gravel garden
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Cut flowers
  • Edging
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years