I purchased 8 of these from a local nursery, 5 died shortly after planting. To replace those 5 I ordered directly from PW. One of those five and two more of the original 8 have now died as well. Of 13 total plants purchased and planted 8 bloomed then died and only 5 remain. There are other dianthus planted in the same area, next to these, which are doing fantastically. Not sure how many will survive to winter much less come back next year. I would love to have the dynamic splash of red in this bed but if they always die then I will make do with something else. If all 5 come back next year and are healthy I'll consider replanting the same, if not then moving on to the next option.
Fruit Punch® 'Maraschino' Pinks Dianthus hybrid
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
FeaturesI BLOOM for your PLEASURE.
This colorful perennial produces fragrant, double, hot cherry red blossoms atop a low mound of silvery blue, spiky foliage. Use it to edge sunny borders and pathways.Fragrant FlowerFragrant FoliageContinuous Bloom or RebloomerWinter InterestHeat TolerantDrought TolerantSalt TolerantAttracts:BeesButterfliesResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:9 - 11 InchesSpacing:12 - 14 InchesSpread:12 - 14 InchesFlower Colors:RedFlower Shade:RedFoliage Colors:BlueFoliage Shade:Silvery blueHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Early FallHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil PH Category:Alkaline SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:Dried FlowerUses:Edging PlantUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Best used in landscapes, can be used in containersMaintenance Notes:
Grows best in full sun to light shade and loose, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Tolerates dry soil for short periods.Fruit Punch® 'Maraschino' Dianthus hybrid USPP 27,882, Can PBRAF
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Todd S., 2 years ago
This is the first year I planted Maraschino Dianthus and, so far, I love them. They stand out with a deep red colored flower and have bloomed for 1 month, so far. I am buying more now.Gayle, Ohio, United States, 2 years ago