Dianthus 'Raspberry Swirl'

Item #48472


Changing Colors!

A colorful garden classic that is as easy to care for as it is stunning to behold!

Fragrance and bright colors combine on this charming Carnation to fill your cool-season containers and garden beds with beauty!

These double-flowered blooms open a pleasing shade of pink, heavily edged in dark burgundy. The pattern may remind you of a clock face -- the original name for this Carnation was Siskin Clock, and you can see why! Very sweetly scented (the fragrance is often compared to cloves), the blooms last a long time, aging to pure white with deep pink to red edges. So fun to see them in all stages of changing color!

'Raspberry Swirl' is a low-growing, compact sun-lover. The foliage is needle-thin and blue-green, keeping the plant attractive long past bloomtime. This is a great choice for containers of all kinds, or as edging along a garden path or driveway. It makes a fine front-of-the-border standout, regaling passersby with its rich colors and evocative scent!

And Dianthus is famously easy to grow. Give it well-worked, enriched soil with good drainage, plenty of sunshine, and you're off and running! Enjoy 'Raspberry Swirl' for many seasons to come! Zones 5-9.


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Genus Dianthus
Species hybrid
Variety 'Raspberry Swirl'
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start to End Early Spring - Mid Fall
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 9 in
Plant Width 7 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Double Blooms, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Needs Deadheading, Repeat Bloomer, Rose Companions
Bloom Color White, Cream, Magenta, Multi-Color, Red
Foliage Color Blue Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Cold Hardy
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Sandy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Foundation, Ornamental, Outdoor
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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