Dianthus Fruit Punch® 'Sweetie Pie' Description
- Cute pink blooms are just like miniature carnations
- Attractive spiky blue foliage makes an ideal edging or flower garden plant
- Long blooming and a very nice cut flower
- Sun loving perennial is hardy and heat tolerant
Special features: Attracts butterflies, Cold hardy, Cut flower, Deer resistant, Disease resistant, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Evergreen, Fast growing, Fragrance, Heat tolerant, Pest resistant
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- Botanical name:
Dianthus 'Sweetie Pie'
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- Height x width:
10" X 12-14"
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- Bloom season:
Late spring-early summer
Alpine and rock, Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Edging, Erosion control, Ground cover, Massing, Rock garden, Slopes, Small spaces, Under planting
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- Patent #: PP27989
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Soil: Neutral to alkaline well drained loam or sand.
Light: Full sun is preferred but will tolerate part shade though the blooms might not be as prolific.
Water: Average water needs. Drought tolerant once established, but should be watered regularly during extended drought conditions.
Spacing: 12 inches
Fertilizing: Apply a balanced, timed release fertilizer in early spring.
Winterizing: Remove all the dead and fallen plant matter so that diseases do not overwinter in it. A four inch mulch layer of straw or pine boughs will help protect the soil temperature, and keep the frost from heaving the roots. Remove the mulch in spring when they begin actively growing again.
Maintenance & pruning: Little to no pruning or maintenance needed. Deadheading is highly recommended to promote a re flush of flowers. Clumps can be divided every 2 or 3 years to encourage better flower production.
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