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Fruit Punch® 'Sweetie Pie' Pinks Dianthus hybrid

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
10" 14" 25cm 36cm
Height: 10"
Spread: 12" - 14"
Height: 25cm
Spread: 30cm - 36cm
  • Details

    10 - 10 Inches
    12 - 14 Inches
    12 - 14 Inches
    30cm - 36cm
    30cm - 36cm


    This colorful perennial produces loads of semi-double, true pink flowers with a darker pink eye atop a low mound of silvery blue-green foliage. Use it to edge sunny borders and pathways.

    Fragrant Flower
    Fragrant Foliage
    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Winter Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Drought Tolerant
    Salt Tolerant


    Plant Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    10 Inches 25cm
    12 - 14 Inches 30cm - 36cm
    12 - 14 Inches 30cm - 36cm
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    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    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).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Needs Good Drainage
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Alkaline Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Border Plant
    Cut Flower
    Dried Flower
    Edging Plant
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Best in landscapes, can be used in containers.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Grows best in sun to light shade and loose, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Tolerates dry soil for short periods.

    Fruit Punch® 'Sweetie Pie' Dianthus hybrid USPP 27,989, Can 6,732
  • 5 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I ordered 2, quart size through PW in Fall of 2020, arriving the first of Oct. The shipment was held up on it's way by an extra 3 days due to the horrible wild fire smoke conditions at that time. These tough little beauties came out of the box blooming and continued to bloom into Dec (I am in Zone 8b) albeit sparsely. The foliage looked great all winter while they slowly grew larger. By May they were full size and exploded with non-stop blooms! As I write it is the very end of June. Since mid-May I have deadheaded (by choice to keep the blooms coming) ~10-15 heads a day and the number of optimal blooms has not diminished. They completely cover the plant at varying heights. I get so many compliments from neighbors and strangers. We have had an unusual heat wave (>100) which has lightened the vibrancy of pink a little but otherwise the plants have just shrugged off the heat. They were one of the best purchases I have made in the last 25 years of gardening. This Fall I plan to get another and also try some of the other 'fruit punch' series. UPDATED 2023 This is a stand-out 5 star plant EXCEPT please be cautious if you are in an area with wet winters! This is a lovely plant with evergreen foliage in zone 8b (Seattle area). Despite being careful to plant them high and avoiding any mulching within 3"-4" of the edge of the plant they just didn't make it through the wet winters. I ordered 2. They did fine their first winter and expanded well. By the second winter they were the full 10" x 14" with very dense foliage. I think the issue is that the foliage is so dense that it just can't dry out enough to withstand eventual rot. I lost one that second winter and the surviving one needed the dead sections cut out. It looked a little goofy but filled in well by summer. That next winter it rotted as well. So I very highly recommend this plant BUT NOT IF YOUR WINTERS ARE WET. I am very sad because I just loved these.

      Christine Frye
      , Washington
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • Amazing plant very easy to grow continues to bloom, fragrant , colorful, all I do is dead head and feed it with some miracle grow. Highly recommend this pretty flower. It is a stand out in my landscape

      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 4 years ago
    • Just lovely! Bright color that you can't miss from the street. Purchased 5 in 2016 and only 1 didn't come up in 2017. The others are thriving.

      Kristin K
      , New York
      , United States
      , 5 years ago
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