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Dianthus Constant Beauty ‘Crush Pink’ (Pink)

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Bred for increased tolerance of heat and humidity, Dianthus Constant Beauty ‘Crush Pink’ (Pink) is an evergreen perennial with masses of sweetly scented, semi-double, carnation-like, pink flowers adorned with bright burgundy edges. Blooming from late spring through fall, with deadheading, the large two-toned blossoms are held above a tight, compact mound of grassy, blue-green leaves. Easy to grow, heat and humidity tolerant, this re-blooming garden pink is perfect for adding a splash of color to the garden. It is an excellent addition to the front of sunny borders, rock gardens, or decorative containers. The foliage remains evergreen in all but the coldest winters.

  • Grows up to 6-10 in. tall (15-25 cm) and 10-12 in. wide (25-30 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun to part shade in loose, neutral to slightly alkaline, well-drained soils. Drought and salt tolerant. However, the foliage will not be as lush and fewer flowers will be produced if this dianthus is grown in hot, dry areas. Regular watering during prolonged dry spells will be necessary.
  • Extremely versatile, this Dianthus is ideal for beds and borders, garden edging, rock gardens, cottage gardens, or containers.
  • Attracts bees and butterflies, but is ignored by deer.
  • Shearing after flowering will encourage this dianthus to rebloom.
  • Do a thorough clean-up in the fall to prevent pest and disease issues, and add a layer of mulch to protect the evergreen foliage. As soon as the weather begins to warm up, remove all of this mulch to prevent crown rot.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 10
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Caryophyllaceae
Genus Dianthus
Common names Dianthus Flower, Gillyflower, Pink
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 6" - 10"
(15cm - 25cm)
Spread 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spacing 10" - 12"
(25cm - 30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Dianthus ‘First Love’ (Cheddar Pink)
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 10
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Caryophyllaceae
Genus Dianthus
Common names Dianthus Flower, Gillyflower, Pink
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 6" - 10"
(15cm - 25cm)
Spread 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spacing 10" - 12"
(25cm - 30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Do I Need?
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