Dianthus Dragon Fruit

Fruit Punch™ Series

Pinks, Carnations

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How about some Dianthus Fruit Punch™? This series is prized for its fully double, fragrant flowers which emerge in abundance in early summer. Dianthus Dragon Fruit flaunts dazzling pink ruffled flowers with magenta markings around the center and the edge of the petals. Frilly blossoms resemble a squaredancer's petticoats.

Top-notch choice for edging and rock gardens. Gather to display on windowsills or give charming little nosegays to that special someone.


Item Code: DIFR
Type: Perennials
Height: Short 6-8"
Spacing: Plant 8" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy
Flower: Pink
Accent: Pink
Patent: Pending
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

Shear off old flowering stems and approximately 1/3 of the foliage after blooming. Foliage will quickly recover and look nice, even into winter. Prefers loose and sandy alkaline soils. Can be divided in spring every 2-3 years.