Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Red Beauty’ PP20,301

('Red Beauty', Cheddar Pink)


$8.99


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Red Beauty’ Dianthus is a sport of the popular ‘Firewitch’ Dianthus. It exhibits good repeat flowering, more heat tolerance, and a more compact form than its parent. Great for borders, cottage gardens, rock gardens or edging along walks or paths.This mat-forming cheddar pink produces numerous, scented, bright rose-red flowers singly atop wiry stems (to 6" tall) arising from tufted mounds of grassy, deep blue, linear foliage. Blooms in spring with intermittent repeat bloom in summer. Species tolerates heat and humidity (as well as some drought) better than most other species of Dianthus.

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Description

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers slightly alkaline soils. Species tolerates heat and humidity (as well as some drought) better than most other species of Dianthus. Remove spent flowers to promote continued bloom. Avoid planting in areas with poor drainage where crowns will remain wet in winter.

Additional information

Common Name

'Red Beauty', Cheddar Pink

Botanical Name

301, Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Red Beauty' PP20

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

to 6 in.

Width

to 12 in.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

April to June

Flower Color

rose red

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

Silvery blue-green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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