Dianthus Sangria Splash

Not available in 2017. Archived for information only

Dianthus 'Sangria Splash' photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

Pinks

Dianthus 'Sangria Splash' has been an outstanding performer in our display garden. The blue green foliage is topped with sweetly fragrant intense sangria red flowers. The petals are flecked and edged with light pink. This plant is a magnet for Swallowtail Butterflies. If it is dead headed it will bloom again in late summer. This is a beautiful edging plant in a perennial or mixed border. It resists the center die-out that is common in many dianthus species.

  • Height: 20 - 25 cm (8 - 10 in)
  • Spread: 30 - 41 cm (12 - 16 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4
  • Sun or Shade: sun
  • Bloom Time: early summer
  • Leaf Colour: blue-green
  • Bloom Colour: red
  • Critter Resistance: deer
  • Nature Attraction: butterflies

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Dianthus grow best in full sun in loose, fertile well drained soil with a neutral to slightly alkaline pH and even moisture. Adding a little grit to the soil will improve drainage because excessive moisture can kill the plants. Dianthus can handle short periods of dryness but watering is necessary during drought. Dead heading regularly will encourage repeat bloom and keep the plants looking attractive. After the first flush of bloom cut all the spent flower stems down to encourage another flush of bloom later in the summer. The foliage is evergreen in our area so a spring trim is necessary to clean up winter damage

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