Dianthus 'Red Rouge' PP35084 (30)ct Flat
SINGLE LADIES™ Series
Common Name: Pinks
This series of Dianthus are single and ready to mingle with your landscape. Plants in this series have domed habits covered in multiple layers of large, single flowers. The domed, well-rounded habits contrast the typical flat, spreading habits of single varieties. Compared with double flowered Dianthus, SINGLE LADIES™ varieties will be more compact. Excellent for filling in spaces along the front of a sunny border or in small containers.
Burgundy red flowers have rosy pink flecking and edges. Each bloom is slightly serrated for additional texture. Flowers are notably large for single Dianthus at 1½" wide.
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 Inches
Spread: 14.0-20.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Flower Color: Red 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