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Fruit Punch® 'Cranberry Cocktail' Dianthus

PERENNIAL

Description

  • Mini-carnations bring bright, saturated color.
  • Sun-loving and deer resistant.
  • Ideal for flower and rock gardens.
  • Blooms for several weeks.
  • Zones 4-9, sun, 10" tall x 14" wide at maturity.
Zone 4-9
Light sun
low

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Hand-picked at our greenhouse

Shipped to your door

Arrives as young plant

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More Information

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. Details Botanical name: Dianthus 'Cranberry Cocktail'
Patent #: PP28,603
Common name: Pinks, carnation, dianthus
Zone: 4 – 9
Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun)
Height x width: 8- 10" X 12-14"
Flower color: Magenta-red
Foliage color: Blue-green
Season of interest: Late spring - early summer; fall rebloom
Bloom time: Spring, summer, fall
Features: Space savers, proven winners, low flammability, ground covers, deer resistant, container plants, best for beginners
Uses: Container gardening, cottage gardening, edging, massing, rock garden, small spaces, under planting
How To Grow 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: 14 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.

Customer Reviews

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M.L. (Georgia)
Received a very small nursery plant

I don't think the roots was established before it got sent to me. So it just dried out a week in, even though I water it almost everyday. The root ball become hydrophobic now. Just completely dead and brown and dried up.

Hello! Thank you for leaving a review. Our growers are constantly evaluating our plants for healthy root systems. Our plants are not available on our site until we know the roots are well established. You can reference our planting guide here: https://blog.greatgardenplants.com/planting-guide/

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r
r.v. (Texas)
Plants Dead

plants did not grow

J
J.C. (North Carolina)
Bright blooms

I live in zone 7/8 and have clay soil so these took a year to establish and really start to grow. Mine don’t always get the six plus hours and are doing great. This is our second spring and we love these beautiful blooms. We have bought several shrubs from GGP and so far they have all been successful.

Hi JC, we're so happy to hear that your Dianthus are doing so well. Thank you for sharing a photo with us! These are definitely a favorite of ours around the office. Happy Gardening!

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N.D. (Texas)
Dianthus

2 of my plants were bone dry upon arrival and the others were well watered. Those 2 did not make it but the others are doing great. They arrived as expected and I was notified of possible delays ahead of time.

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E. (Michigan)
Beautiful plants

Arrived extremely well packaged, healthy and vibrant. The flowers were as vivid as vivid as the website photos.