Common Name: Carnation
Bloom Time: Summer
Blooms: Fragrant. Red with White Edges.
Foliage: Silver Blue
Features: Attracts Butterflies. Deer Resistant. Drought Tolerant. Heat & Humidity Tolerant.
Proven Winner. Produces loads of 1¼ in, rich, semi-double velvety red flowers have a fine, serrated, near white edge. Flower stems are strong, and are produced above the low mound of silvery blue foliage. Members of the Dianthus FRUIT PUNCH® series all share the following traits: fully double, fragrant flowers, and good heat and humidity tolerance. Flowers appear in early summer, and a quick shearing after flowering will encourage them to rebloom in early fall.
FRUIT PUNCH® Dianthus are just the right size to edge the front of the sunny border and use in combination containers. Use it to edge sunny borders and pathways.
Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade
Requirements: Prefers to be grown in organically rich, well-drained soil in full sun but generally appreciates some afternoon shade. They do not tolerate clay, wet soils or they could develop crown rot and rust. Remove fading flowers to encourage more buds to form.
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