Dianthus x allwoodii Desmond

Pinks, Carnations

$12.95 ea. (3+ discount) $12.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2018

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No garden should be without the bold red double flower of Dianthus Desmond. Captivating red flowers with the evergreen aqua blue foliage are a garden classic. This sun-loving beauty is perfect for small fragrant bouquets. The more the flowers are cut, the more they bloom.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12"
Spacing: Plant 10" apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Red
Accent: Red
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Edgers
  • Evergreen
  • Fragrant
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More

Dianthus General Information

Dianthus are garden classics, appearing in many shapes and colors, most with blue/green or blue frosted quill-like foliage. Long blooming, perfect for small bouquets-most are fragrant. A cottage garden is not complete without several Dianthus. All are heat tolerant and low maintenance beauties.

Dianthus Plant Care

Deadheading and picking flowers for indoors will prolong blooming. Do not shear foliage. Prefers a loose and sandy alkaline soil. Can be divided every 2-3 years in spring.