Flower Color:Red shades
Foliage Color:Green shades
Sunlight:Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun), Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Water Requirements:Low Water Needs, Average Water Needs
Soil Quality:Average Soil Quality
Soil Chemistry:Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0), Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
Bloomtime:Early Summer,Early Fall
Attracts Wings:Attracts Butterflies, Bee Friendly
Critter Resistant:Deer Resistant
Seasonal Interest:Dried Seed Heads, Evergreen
Garden Style:Patio Container, Cottage, Eclectic, Rock Garden
Other Features:Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy To Grow, Edging, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant
Origin:Not Native to North America
This improved variety replaces ‘Black Cherry Wild’ in the FRUIT PUNCH® Dianthus series. ‘Black Cherry Frost’ has more consistent, formal flowers than its predecessor, and fills the void of dark red flowers in the series. 1¼in, rich, semi-double velvety red flowers have a fine, serrated, near white edge. Flower stems are strong, and are produced above the silvery blue foliage. 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.