The Right Companions
Pinks are popularly used as border edging and as companions to roses and other traditional blooms like verbena, lavender and geraniums. you can also use them in containers, and those with a floppy habit are ideal for hanging baskets.
also treasured for its petty hummocks of grassy evergreen foliage, pinks have year-round
appeal and are useful for adding slashes of silver through flowerbeds. as they are able to survive a drought, they are a good choice for rockeries, thin chalky soils and gravel gardens. their old-fashioned blooms can also be cut for the vase, and will last about a week in cool water. some of the most appealing pinks that are suitable for cutting are the frilled, laced and picotee varieties, many of which were beloved by the Victorians.