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Dianthus interspecific Ideal Select 'Red'

Dianthus

Dianthus is a great annual for spring, summer, and fall. Ideal Select Red features a solid red flower. There are more than 300 species of dianthus, which means “divine flower.” It is a fast flowering plant and the best branching inter-specific series on the market. It is naturally compact, extremely uniform and free flowering. This colorful annual is an early bloomer, frost tolerant and has good garden performance throughout the season. 

Height

8-10 Inches

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Spread

8 Inches

Homeowner Growing
& Maintenance Tips

Dianthus thrives in fertile, fast draining soil. It should be watered 2-3 times a week until it becomes established. After that point, a weekly watering will be adequate to grow great looking dianthus. Worn-out flowers should be removed promptly to promote more blooms. This plant can produce richly fragrant flowers in the spring and summer. When purchasing dianthus, you should look for plants with clear green or grayish green foliage. Many plants will be in flower when you purchase them, most will at least be budded. Be sure to look for other great colors such as rose, white and mix when purchasing your spring, summer or fall plants.

 

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Interesting Notes

  • Used in some countries in herbal remedies for relief of rheumatism and arthritis
  • Looks great when planted underneath roses and other shrubs
  • Used in China for its anti-bacterial properties

 

USDA Hardiness Zone 7-10

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Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Butterflies
Attributes
Ground Cover
Border or Bed
Mass Planting
Container
Rock Garden
Focal Point
Fragrant
Purchase Size(s):
1801 (4")
1204
606
Exposure
Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
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