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Dianthus × barbatus interspecific Rocking Red
Dianthus × barbatus interspecific Rocking Red
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Dianthus × barbatus interspecific Rocking Red

Hybrid Dianthus (interspecific)

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.185.920

(=‘PAS1141436’) A hybrid strain of Dianthus which is a true multi-use plant, excellent for massed bedding, growing in the perennial border or in mixed containers and tubs. This selection is midsized, with upright stems of lightly fragrant, lacy, vivid red single flowers. Blooms in spring, again in summer and once again in the fall. Remove fading flowers to encourage more buds to form. Although hardy into Zone 5, plants may also be treated as bedding annuals since they flower well during the first year.

Further details for
Dianthus × barbatus interspecific Rocking Red

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Spring
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
  Late Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate