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.