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Dianthus ‘Dragon Fruit’


Border Pinks

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.181.020


Border Pinks have been popular in gardens for centuries. This selection produces large, double, bright pink ruffled flowers with magenta markings. The flowers are held erect on long, upright stems over a compact  mound of grey-green, grassy foliage. Flowers have a nice spicy fragrance. Attractive to butterflies. Great cut flower. Excellent for edging and in rock gardens. Deadhead regularly to encourage more buds to form. The flower petals of all types of Dianthus are edible. Plants require good drainage and are an excellent choice for hot dry sites or gravelly soils. Combines beautifully with other alpine plants. Evergreen. Introduced as part of the Fruit Punch™ series by Walters Gardens, Inc. of Michigan. USPP#21894: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Dianthus ‘Dragon Fruit’


Optimal Growing
Conditions
Appearance and
Characteristics
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  Purple
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Fragrant
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium


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