Dianthus Tiny Rubies Description
Dianthus Tiny Rubies produces masses of double pink clove-scented fragrant flowers in late spring/early summer and then rebloom again in the fall. Widely adaptable to a wide range of soil and low growing at only 4-5" tall. Dianthus is a great addition to any perennial garden design.
Tiny Rubies Dianthus works beautifully along pathways or edging where you can best appreciate the intoxicating spicy clove fragrance. This Drought Tolerant Ground Cover is easy to grow and requires very little maintenance.
Dianthus Tiny Rubies has a mound forming habit with moderate growth rate. Green foliage stays evergreen making Dianthus a perfect choice for 4 seasons of interest.
This sun plant is a fine addition for your cut flower garden. The highly fragrant blooms last for days all the while adding a natural fragrance to almost any room of your home!
Pair Dianthus with other evergreen ground covers like low growing Sedums. Use as a foreground planting to Daylilies, fragrant Coneflowers, or long-blooming Knock Out Roses.
Special Features: Butterfly Lovers, 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 'Tiny Rubies'
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- Height x Width:
4-5" X 12"
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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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AK, CAN, HI, PR
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Ideas and How-to's
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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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