Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers slightly alkaline soils. Remove spent flowers to promote continued bloom. Avoid planting in areas with poor drainage where crowns will remain wet in winter.
Dianthus 'Cranberry Ice' (PPAF), has intricately patterned 1 1/2 inch pink flowers with a purple eye and pink frilled edge with mounded blue-green foliage. It is heat and drought tolerant for short periods however produces the best foilage and flowers in areas not so warm and dry. It is truly a great addition to any perennial garden and is a favorit as a border plant or in rock gardens.
No serious insect or disease problems.
Provides masses of color and good contrast for the rock garden or small border front. Good edging plant. Dense mats may be grown together to form an interesting ground cover. May also be grown on difficult sites such as stone walls.