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Dianthus x 'Dragon Fruit'

#PP21894

Also called Carnation, Dragon Fruit Pinks


 Suitable Substitutions for Dianthus x 'Dragon Fruit'

 

Dianthus x 'Dragon Fruit' - Border Pinks - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

More About Dianthus x 'Dragon Fruit' (PP21894)

  • Large, ruffled, fragrant, double flowers are bright pink with magenta markings
  • Low mounds of evergreen, blue-gray, grass-like foliage
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Flower Size: 4 cm

Zone:

3

Height:

15-20 cm

Spread:

25-30 cm

Colour:

Pink
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Border Pinks Growing and Maintenance Tips

Thrives in average moisture, a well-drained soil, in full sun. Drought tolerant once established. Can tolerate some shade, but will often grow leggy and not bloom as prolifically. Adding lime to the soil will benefit the plant and removing spent flowers will extend the bloom time. A low maintenance perennial with no serious disease and insect issues. 
 

Dianthus x 'Dragon Fruit' (PP21894) Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Fragrant
Fragrant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Compact
Mounding
Dwarf

Foliage Color

Blue
Gray

Landscape uses

Border/edging