Dianthus Appleblossom Burst
photo of Dianthus 'Appleblossom Burst' photo courtesy of Walters Gardens


Dianthus 'Appleblossom Burst' blooms in multiple shades of white to pink. The flowers are also larger and fuller than most Dianthus blooms. Dianthus makes a nice edger or patio pot where it will display a perfect compact habit and neat mounded shape Each plant will have multiple blooms per stem and a long bloom period from early summer to early fall. It's great for mass planting and is an excellent cut flower. All Dianthus are loved by butterflies and other beneficial pollinators. 'Appleblossom Burst is part of the Pretty Poppers series.

  • Height: 20-25 cm (8-10 in)
  • Spread: 41-51 cm (16-20 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4-9
  • Sun or Shade: sun to light shade (minimum 4 hrs direct sun)
  • Bloom Time: early summer to early fall
  • Leaf Colour: blue green
  • Bloom Colour: white and pink
  • Critter Resistance: deer
  • Nature Attraction: butterflies and bees

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