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Dianthus Fruit Punch® 'Cranberry Cocktail'
  • The full, lush, double blooms of Fruit Punch Cranberry Cocktail dianthus with a human hand for scale.
  • The bright pink-red blooms of Fruit Punch Cranberry Cocktail dianthus.
  • The blue-green foliage and bright pink-red blooms of Fruit Punch Cranberry Cocktail dianthus.
New for 2020

Dianthus Fruit Punch® 'Cranberry Cocktail'

Sweetly colored blooms, and plenty of them!
Item: #DIACR1Q
ZONE 4,5,6,7,8,9
As low as $13.99
  • Mini-carnations bring bright, saturated color
  • Sun-loving and deer resistant
  • Ideal for flower and rock gardens
  • Blooms for several weeks
  • Ship size: Jumbo 1 Quart
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Dianthus Fruit Punch® 'Cranberry Cocktail' Description

Grow your own supply of adorable little carnations! Fruit Punch 'Cranberry Cocktail' dianthus is a neat and tidy sun-loving perennial that blooms for weeks. Its spiky, evergreen grey-blue foliage provides interest all year, and from early summer through early autumn, it plays host to wave after wave of cute magenta-red flowers that look as great in the garden as they do in a vase, nosegay, or boutonnière.

The Fruit Punch series of dianthus from Proven Winners make an ideal addition to any flower or perennial garden; they're also perfect for rock gardens, succulent collections, or as a nice edging to paths, walkways, and landscape beds. Collect all of the fabulous colors in the series, or go wild planting several of your favorite one. Either way, you'll love this easy-care flower.

Special features: deer resistant, long blooming, cut flower, sun-loving, rock gardens, Proven Winners.

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Dianthus 'Cranberry Cocktail'
  • Common name:
    Pinks, carnation, dianthus
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
    Full sun (6+ hrs/day)
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    1 quart
  • Soil type:
  • Soil moisture:
  • Height x width:
    8-10" X 12-14"
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
    Late spring-early summer; fall rebloom
  • Uses:
    Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Edging, Massing, Rock garden, Small spaces, Under planting
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI
  • Patent #: PP28,603



Soil: Dianthus aren't particularly fussy about soil, though they do require good drainage.
Light: Full sun is preferred; can grow in part shade, though the blooms will not be as prolific.
Water: Average water needs. Drought tolerant once established, but should be watered regularly during periods of hot, dry weather.
Spacing: 12 inches
Fertilizing: Nothing special required; one application of garden fertilizer in early spring is sufficient.
Winterizing: Remove all the dead and fallen plant matter to prevent the risk of rot or damage. Evergreen perennial may look a bit tatty coming out of harsh winters, but will recover as spring begins.
Maintenance & pruning: Little to no pruning or maintenance needed. Though deadheading is not required, it will encourage additional flower production. Cut blooms as desired to use in arrangements.