I planted five of these in front of my mailbox. We typically have very dry summers and plants that live by our road need to be able to tolerate some abuse. These have performed beautifully, blooming well into October. In my area they seem to prefer some neglect, so it's nice I don't have to baby them to keep them looking nice.
Fruit Punch® 'Cherry Vanilla' Pinks Dianthus hybrid
This colorful perennial produces loads of double, deep red flowers with a light pink edge atop a low mound of blue-green foliage. Use it to edge sunny borders and pathways.Fragrant FlowerFragrant FoliageContinuous Bloom or RebloomerWinter InterestHeat TolerantDrought TolerantSalt TolerantAttracts:BeesButterflies
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:8 - 10 InchesSpacing:8 - 12 InchesSpread:8 - 12 InchesFlower Colors:RedFlower Shade:Deep redFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Blue greenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement: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).Maintenance 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 SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:Dried FlowerUses:Edging PlantUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingMaintenance 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® 'Cherry Vanilla' Dianthus hybrid USPP 29,684, Can 6,728
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Angel, South Dakota, United States, 3 years ago
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