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.
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- Botanical name:
Dianthus 'Cranberry Cocktail'
- Common name:
Pinks, carnation, dianthus
- Sun exposure:
Full sun (6+ hrs/day)
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- Height x width:
8-10" X 12-14"
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- Bloom season:
Late spring-early summer; fall rebloom
Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Edging, Massing, Rock garden, Small spaces, Under planting
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- Patent #: PP28,603
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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.
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