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

Foliage remains evergreen in all but the coldest winters. 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.