Herb: Pink


Latin name: Dianthus plumarius


Family: Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family, Starwort Family)



Edible parts of Pink:

The petals are made into cordials, syrups, sauces, vinegars etc.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Evergreen
Perennial

Height:
40 cm
(1 foot)

Flovering:
June to
August


Scent:
Scented
Perennial

Habitat of the herb:

Grows in old walls in many parts of Britain.

Propagation of Pink:

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings, taken at flowering time, with four pairs of leaves and trimmed just below a joint.

Cultivation of the herb:

Grows in old walls in many parts of Britain.

Medicinal use of Pink:

None known

Known hazards of Dianthus plumarius:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.