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Dianthus ‘Red Beauty’
Dianthus ‘Red Beauty’
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Dianthus ‘Red Beauty’

Border Pinks

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.181.410

A selection of the Border Pinks, a group of Dianthus that are a favourite for planting in rock gardens or using as a border edging. This compact variety forms a low mound of grassy blue-grey foliage, with a long display of fragrant single scarlet-red blooms. Deadhead regularly to encourage more buds to form. Clip back by half in early autumn to maintain a bushy habit. Plants require good drainage and are an excellent choice for hot dry sites or gravelly soils. Combines beautifully with other low alpine plants. Attractive to butterflies. Evergreen. A sport of D. ‘Fire Witch’, discovered in North Carolina by Douglas Chapman. USPP#20301: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

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Dianthus ‘Red Beauty’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Late Spring
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate