Common name: Pinks Dianthus F. Punch Spikd Punch

Height: 6-8 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

 
This color brings a new and unique addition to the series. Incredibly vibrant fuchsia pink, double flowers have deep red eyes and heavily serrated petals. 
The flowers are a little larger than most of the other members of the series at 1½ -2in across.
Steel blue foliage complements the bright flower color well and remains a focal point even when the plant is not in bloom.
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. 

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.