Common name: Pinks Dianthus F. Punch Maraschino

Height: 9-11 Inches
Spread: 12-14 Inches
Flower Color: Red shades
Foliage Color: Silver/grey 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 FRUIT PUNCH® trademark is owned by Walters Gardens, Inc.

Intro Year: 2015

Breeder: Hans Hansen

Introducer: Walters Gardens, Inc./Proven Winners®

Origin: Not Native to North America

Red flowers are a hot color for a garden, and ‘Maraschino’ delivers with 1 ¼ - 1 ½” wide cherry red flowers and dark burgundy eye.

Fluffy, double flowers with deeply fringed petals have a sweet fragrance. If you need something to contrast the green foliage in your garden,

‘Maraschino’ will surprise and delight you with its silvery blue, spiky leaves.

The foliage looks great all season, and won’t get tired in the heat of summer.