Rockin'™ Red Dianthus Seeds

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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.


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Genus Dianthus
Species x barbatus interspecific
Variety Rockin'™ Red
Zone 5 - 8
Bloom Start to End Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Upright
Plant Height 18 in - 24 in
Plant Width 10 in - 12 in
Bloom Size 2 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Double Blooms, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Needs Deadheading, Repeat Bloomer, Rose Companions
Bloom Color Red, Rose
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Outdoor, Winter Interest

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