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Dianthus Dessert™ Raspberry Swirl
Dianthus Dessert™ Raspberry Swirl
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Dianthus Dessert™ Raspberry Swirl

Dessert Series Pinks

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.180.470

(=‘Devon Siskin’) Also known as Border Pinks. The Dessert Series™ of pinks are midsized in habit, offering fragrant single blooms from spring right in the autumn, over a low mound of grassy blue-green leaves. This selection produces an early summer display of fragrant, single light-pink flowers with deep-maroon picotee edge and eye. As they age, the light-pink turns to white and the deep maroon to magenta. Shear plants back lightly after blooming to maintain a tight, compact habit. Inclined to repeat flower in the fall. Plants require good drainage and are an excellent choice for hot dry sites or gravelly soils. Combines beautifully with other low alpine or edging plants. Attractive to butterflies. Evergreen. Bred in England by Whetman Pinks. USPP#14377: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.

Further details for
Dianthus Dessert™ Raspberry Swirl

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Late Spring
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   20-35 cm
   8-14 inches
   20-35 cm
   8-14 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.