Dianthus gratianopolitanus Red Beauty

Pinks, Carnations

$10.95 ea. (3+ discount) $10.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2018

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Plant Code: DIRD

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A sport of the popular D. Firewitch. Bold red, fragrant single blooms are heat-resistant and even longer flowering than its award-winning parent.

Who can resist Dianthus? The more the flowers are cut, the more they bloom. Blossoms sparkle against compact silvery blue-green foliage.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 6"
Spacing: Plant 10" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Spring to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Red
Accent: Red
Patent: #20,301
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 gratianopolitanus forms spreading low mats of blue green foliage.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.