Dianthus 'Pinky Promise' PPAF (30)ct Flat
Common Name: Pinks
A low, wide plant perfect for mass planting along the front of the border. Soft fuchsia pink flowers completely cover the plant in late spring, with sporadic rebloom providing accent color through the rest of the year. Site in a location with full sun and loose, well-drained soil for the best performance. Notable longevity in the landscape compared with other single-flowered pink Dianthus.
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: 6.0-8.0 Inches
Spread: 16.0-18.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Flower Color: Pink shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun to Part Shade
Low to Average Water Needs
Average Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Early Summer - Early Fall
Seasonal Interest: Dried Seed Heads
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy To Grow, Edging, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant