Rockin'™ Red Dianthus Seeds (P) Pkt of 10 seeds

(P) Pkt of 10 seeds
Item #51188-PK-P1


Brilliant color is only the beginning

Would you look at this big, tall, bushy Rockin'™ Red Dianthus. No shrinking violet, Rockin'™ Red Dianthus is as vigorous and determined to bloom as its size would indicate. And the flowers are gorgeous—neatly serrated and suffused with fire-engine-red petals around a small rosy-pink eye. Best of all is that this interspecific hybrid is prepared to overwinter all the way through zone 5 in the north. No more buying new plants for a few years.

Rockin'™ Red Dianthus is a cross of D. barbatus (the beloved Bachelor's Button) with other species, and Rockin'™ Red Dianthus has the best merits of all of them. The blooms are incredibly profuse in sunny to partly shaded settings. Cut them for the vase and their subtle clove-like scent really comes into its own indoors; let them stay in the garden and they are a siren for butterflies. Rockin'™ Red Dianthus is so tall, sturdy, and profuse.

And Rockin'™ Red Dianthus backs up all that beauty with superior garden performance. Rockin'™ Red Dianthus grows robustly and puts up with environmental challenges from heat and humidity to poor soil, reaching 18 to 24 inches high (seriously) and up to a foot wide. When winter comes, Rockin'™ Red Dianthus will die back in colder areas, but pop right up again in spring. At last, a dianthus that can survive severe weather like a true perennial.

Deer leave Rockin'™ Red Dianthus alone, but pollinators adore Rockin'™ Red Dianthus. And the seed is easy to start in the Bio Dome indoors in late winter or in the garden after danger of frost. Rockin'™ Red Dianthus likes full sun in the north, dappled or part shade farther south and west.


Skip Product Specs
Genus 2 Dianthus
Species x barbatus interspecific
Variety Rockin'™ Red
Item Form (P) Pkt of 10 seeds
Zone 5 - 8
Bloom Start to End Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 10
Plant Height 18 in - 24 in
Plant Width 10 in - 12 in
Bloom Size 2 in

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

October 05, 2022

rockin red dianthus

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I planted these several weeks ago and got 100% germination. They look great

Alice Albright from NC
May 03, 2019

Marvelous rich red

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Lovely growing with red roses and daisies. No pampering needed.Perennial that blooms first season.

Carolyn from IL

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