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Carnations & Pinks

By Sophie Hughes

ISBN: 9781852237448
PUBLISHED: February 1993
PAGES: 216
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 216 x 138 mm
INSIDE: 20 colour photographs, 21 line drawings

For centuries carnations, pinks and sweet williams - all part of the genus dianthus - have had an enduring appeal, providing beautiful colour and delicate fragrance. No garden is now complete without them. For the modern gardener the choice is now wider than ever with a vast array of hybrids available in a myriad of different forms.

In this absorbing and largely practical book Sophie Hughes explores the considerable history of the genus dianthus and examines such topics as cultivation, propagation, hybridizing, exhibiting and the avoidance of pests and diseases.

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