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Fruit Punch® 'Sweetie Pie' Pinks Dianthus hybrid

Exposure
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
10" 14"
Height
10"
Spread
12" - 14"
  • Details

    Features

    I BLOOM for your PLEASURE.

    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
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    10 Inches
    Spacing: 
    12 - 14 Inches
    Spread: 
    12 - 14 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Blue
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Blue-green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Needs Good Drainage
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Alkaline Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Dried Flower
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    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 PBRAF
  • 5 Reviews

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    • 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.

      Christine Frye
      , Washington
      , United States
      , 9 weeks ago
    • Planted as soon as they arrived. All died despite being planted with compost, in well draining area. Very disappointing and not worth the expense.

      Nicole D
      , Virginia
      , 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

      Michelle
      , Ohio
      , 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

      Michelle
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 2 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
      , 3 years ago
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