Dianthus 'Cherry Vanilla' PP29684 CPBR6728 (30)ct Flat
FRUIT PUNCH® Series
Common Name: Pinks
There are only a few plants that can stop you in your tracks as you walk by, and this sparkling new Dianthus in the FRUIT PUNCH® series is one of them. 'Cherry Vanilla' has fully double, carnation-like flowers. 1½" wide, deep red flowers have a sharply contrasting, very light pink picotee edge that makes the color pop. The sweetly scented flowers appear proportionately above the narrow, blue-green 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: 8-10 Inches; Spread: 8-12 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Flower Color: Red shades; Foliage Color: Green shades - Blue shades
Full Sun to Part Shade
Low to Average Water Needs
Bloomtime: Early Summer - Early Fall
Border Plant, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy To Grow, Edging, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant