Dianthus 'Black Cherry Frost' PP28605 CPBR6727 (30)ct Flat
FRUIT PUNCH® Series
Common Name: Pinks
This improved variety replaces ‘Black Cherry Wild’ in the FRUIT PUNCH® Dianthus series. ‘Black Cherry Frost’ has more consistent, formal flowers than its predecessor. 1¼", rich, semi-double velvety red flowers have a fine, serrated, near white edge. Flower stems are strong and are produced above the silvery blue foliage.
Members of the Dianthus FRUIT PUNCH® series share the following traits: semi to fully double, fragrant flowers, and good heat and humidity tolerance. Flowers appear in early summer, and a quick shearing after flowering will encourage them to rebloom in early fall. FRUIT PUNCH® Dianthus are just the right size to edge the front of the sunny border and use in combination containers.
In the carnation family, Dianthus cultivars deliver gorgeous single, semi-double, and fully double flowers. Singles tend to deliver more flowers while doubles are significantly larger, sometimes more than twice the size. Singles also tend to grow quicker and can appear like a carpet in the landscape at maturity.
Dianthus grow best in loose, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soils. Lime can be added to the soil if it is naturally acidic to raise the pH. Dianthus can be grown in full sun or part shade, but the foliage will not be as lush and fewer flowers will be produced if it is grown in hot, dry areas. Regular watering during prolonged dry spells will be necessary. However, they are tolerant of short periods of dryness.
Do a thorough clean-up in the fall to prevent pest and disease problems and add a layer of mulch to protect the evergreen foliage. As soon as the weather begins to warm up, remove all of this mulch to prevent crown rot.
Height: 8.0-10.0 Inches
Spread: 12-14 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Flower Color: Red shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun) to Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Low to Average Water Needs
Average Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Early Summer - Early Fall
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy To Grow, Edging, Fragrant Flowers, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant
1 Review Hide Reviews Show Reviews
Planted them 3 days after receiving them. The are doing great and some are about to bloom.