Telford, PennsylvaniaPerennials
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Dianthus 'Raspberry Swirl'
Common name   Cheddar pink
Hardiness Zone   6-9
Sun   Full sun
Soil   Dry to medium moisture
Flower color  deep maroon
Bloom Time   May - July
Height   8"

General Culture:
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.
Noteworthy Characteristics:
A mesmerizing dianthus! The young flowers have very light pink petals with a deep maroon picotee edge and central disc. As they age, the petals fade to white and the picotee edges changes to magenta. These awesome blooms carpet loose mounds of gray-green foliage in early summer. Charming. Drought and heat resistant. Problems:
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. Good for Cut Flowers, Fragrant , Evergreen, Attracts Butterflies, Blooms for 4 weeks or more