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Fruit Punch® 'Sweetie Pie' Dianthus

PERENNIAL

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.
  • 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 Fruit Punch® 'Sweetie Pie' dianthus (Dianthus hybrid) is covered in sweet pink blooms that are just like miniature carnations. 'Sweetie Pie'  is sun-loving; plant it in a sunny spot in your garden and watch this hardy and heat tolerant perennial shine! Long blooming and an excellent cut flower, dianthus looks fantastic in the garden and a vase. Its attractive spiky blue foliage makes an ideal edging or flower garden plant. Details Botanical name: Dianthus 'Sweetie Pie'
Patent #: USPP 27,989
Common name: pinks
Zone: 4 – 9
Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun)
Height x width: 10" X 12-14"
Flower color: Pink
Foliage color: Blue-green
Season of interest: Late spring - early summer
Bloom time: Spring, summer
Features: Suitable for slopes, space savers, proven winners, low flammability, ground covers, deer resistant, container plants, best or beginners
Uses: Alpine and rock, Container gardening, Cottage gardening, edging, erosion control, ground cover, massing, rock garden, slopes, small spaces, under planting
How To Grow 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: 14 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 are flush of flowers. Clumps can be divided every 2 or 3 years to encourage better flower production.

Customer Reviews

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C
C.W. (Ohio)
disappointed

after 2 of my dianthus died I thought that I would have a flower on the other one.It only has one little flower on it. maybe it will be better next season .hope so

Hello! We're sorry to hear that you've had some trouble with your dianthus. They are a spring blooming plant, so you really shouldn't be seeing blooms this time of year. Also, keep in mind that when transplanting young plants from a nursery pot to a garden, the plant allocates more energy to root development instead of shoot development (above ground). It's important for them to develop a robust root system so they can actually absorb the nutrients and water in the soil around them. Then after their root system is more developed they'll invest in their shoots and flower development. They generally spend their first year growing roots in their new home, the second year they have more energy to put into growth, and the third year, they are growing and flowering vigorously. This applies to plants in the garden center as well as plants you purchase online. We hope this helps.

In regards to the plants that have died, please email pictures of the plant to claims@greatgardenplants.com, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Rest assured, we do have a 60-day guarantee on all of our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. Happy Gardening!

https://www.greatgardenplants.com/pages/our-guarantee

D
D.B. (Indiana)
Sweetie pie

My sweetie pie didn’t make it

Hello! We're sorry to hear about your dianthus. Please email pictures of the plant to claims@greatgardenplants.com, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Rest assured, we do have a 60-day guarantee on all of our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. Happy Gardening!

https://www.greatgardenplants.com/pages/our-guarantee

J
J.G. (Colorado)
Dianthus looks good.

Am very happy with this plant. Looks healthy at this point.

S
S.B. (Maryland)
not too happy

it died

Hello! We're sorry to hear about your Dianthus. Please email pictures of the plant to claims@greatgardenplants.com, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Rest assured, we do have a 60 day guarantee on all of our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. Happy Gardening!

C
C. (Minnesota)
Unfortunately it died

When this came to me, it looked pretty fried- it was brown on parts, and I figured it may not make it, and sure enough it never did take.

Hello! Hello! We apologize you received your plants not up to our standards. As we try our best to provide exceptional service, some factors like shipping and handling are outside of our control, and issues like this can sometimes happen. Please email pictures of any plants that arrived in poor condition to claims@greatgardenplants.com, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Rest assured, we do have a 60 day guarantee on all of our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. Happy Gardening!