Common name: Pinks Dianthus F. Punch Cranberry Cocktail

Height: 8-10 Inches
Spread:12-14 Inches
Flower Color: Red shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Low water needs Average water needs
Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
How fast should it grow?: Medium
When should it bloom?: Early summer Early fall
Looking for seasonal interest?: Evergreen (in some or all zones)
How's your soil?: Average Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?: Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0) Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?: Container/Patio Cottage Rock Garden Eclectic

 

Deer resistant, low maintenance and drought tolerant, attracts butterflies, fragrant, cute cut flower—what more could one want in a perennial?

The Dianthus FRUIT PUNCH series delivers all that and more in your choice of four colors. Double flowers stand like mini carnations atop a short mound of evergreen foliage in early summer. A quick shearing after flowering will encourage them to rebloom in early fall. Dianthus is just the right size to edge the front of the sunny border and use in combination containers.

The large flowers of ‘Cranberry Cocktail’ look and smell like mini-carnations

you can enjoy them in your garden and in cut bouquets alike.

Full, 2” double hot magenta pink flowers have serrated edges, rising above its grey-green, dense foliage.