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Dianthus Rosy Cheeks

Devon Cottage™ Series

Pinks, Carnations

$14.95 ea. (3+ discount) $14.50 ea.

In stock for Fall 2020

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Plant Code: DIRC

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Warning! Aunt Eunice will definitely want to pinch these Rosy Cheeks. Perfect vibrant-pink Carnations open from plump buds to perfume the garden with their sweet scent. Abundant flowers blanket the dense frosty-blue foliage.

Dianthus Rosy Cheeks, from the Devon Cottage™ Series flaunt large flowers, silver-blue foliage and lengthy bloom periods. Dianthus, the ultimate cottage flower, is a versatile perennial at home in mixed borders, containers, butterfly, heirloom and cutting gardens.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 15-18"
Spacing: Plant 12" apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Pink
Accent: Pink
Patent: PP14,045 'Valda Louise'
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Edgers
  • Evergreen
  • Fragrant
  • Long-Blooming

Dianthus General Information

Foliage remains evergreen in all but the coldest winters. 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.