Dianthus ‘Red Beauty’

(Red Beauty Cottage Pinks)


$9.99


Hardiness Zones:

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

Quick Overview:

A selection of the Border Pinks, a group of Dianthus that are a favourite for planting in rock gardens or using as a border edging. This compact variety forms a low mound of grassy blue-grey foliage, with a long display of fragrant single scarlet-red blooms. Deadhead regularly to encourage more buds to form. Clip back by half in early autumn to maintain a bushy habit. Plants require good drainage and are an excellent choice for hot dry sites or gravelly soils.

Description

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Prefers fertile, alkaline, somewhat gritty loams with good drainage. Tolerates some part afternoon shade, particularly in hot summer climates. Plants tend to die out in the center if drainage is not superior. Division and/or reseeding may be necessary every 2-3 years. Prompt removal of spent flowers may prolong bloom period.

Additional information

Common Name

Red Beauty Cottage Pinks

Botanical Name

Dianthus 'Red Beauty'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

6 to 8 in.

Width

8-12"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Late spring through early summer

Flower Color

red

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

blue-green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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