I purchased 8 of these from a local nursery, 5 died shortly after planting. To replace those 5 I ordered directly from PW. One of those five and two more of the original 8 have now died as well. Of 13 total plants purchased and planted 8 bloomed then died and only 5 remain. There are other dianthus planted in the same area, next to these, which are doing fantastically. Not sure how many will survive to winter much less come back next year. I would love to have the dynamic splash of red in this bed but if they always die then I will make do with something else. If all 5 come back next year and are healthy I'll consider replanting the same, if not then moving on to the next option.
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 9
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
My Current Zone
FeaturesI BLOOM for your PLEASURE.
This colorful perennial produces fragrant, double, hot cherry red blossoms atop a low mound of silvery blue, spiky foliage. Use it to edge sunny borders and pathways.Fragrant FlowerFragrant FoliageContinuous Bloom or RebloomerWinter InterestHeat TolerantDrought TolerantSalt TolerantAttracts:BeesButterfliesResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:9 - 11 InchesSpacing:12 - 14 InchesSpread:12 - 14 InchesFlower Colors:RedFlower Shade:RedFoliage Colors:BlueFoliage Shade:Silvery blueHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Early FallHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil PH Category:Alkaline SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:Dried FlowerUses:Edging PlantUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Best used in landscapes, can be used in containersMaintenance Notes:
Grows best in full sun to light shade and loose, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Tolerates dry soil for short periods.Fruit Punch® 'Maraschino' Dianthus hybrid USPP 27,882, Can PBRAF
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Todd S., 23 weeks ago
This is the first year I planted Maraschino Dianthus and, so far, I love them. They stand out with a deep red colored flower and have bloomed for 1 month, so far. I am buying more now.Gayle, Ohio, United States, 28 weeks ago