Fruit Punch® ‘Black Cherry Frost’ Pinks

Dianthus x ‘Black Cherry Frost’ ‘Black Cherry Frost’ PPAF CPBR#: CPBRAF
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 9b
‘Black Cherry Frost’ is covered with stunning, fragrant, semi-double, velvety red flowers edged with finely serrated, near-white margins. It flowers from early summer into summer; cut back for a later rebloom too. This evergreen groundcover of silvery blue, grassy foliage is heat-, drought-, and salt-tolerant. It prefers full sun to part-shade and well-drained soils. This deer-resistant is a must-have for your butterfly and container gardens.
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Perennials ... Seasonal Color - Groundcover
Growth Size:   Low Plant - 8 to 10 inches tall, 12 to 14 inches wide
Growth Habit:   Spreading - Groundcover - Dense
Features:   Easy To Grow, Fine-textured Foliage, Winter Interest
Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant (once established), Tolerates Salt, Heat Tolerant, Water once a week in extreme heat
Attracts:   Butterflies, Bees, Birds
Garden Ideas:   
Cottage, Perennial, Cutting
Flower features:    Fragrant
Semi-double, velvety red flowers with near white edge that bloom in Early summer
Foliage type and color:    Evergreen, Blue
Silvery blue grasslike foliage
Landscape Uses:    Beds, Erosion Control, Rock Garden
Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting, Ground Cover
Fruit Punch® ‘Black Cherry Frost’ Pinks is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Low Plant - 8 to 10 inches tall, 12 to 14 inches wide
Growth Rate:   Medium
Spacing:   1-2 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering:   Average
Soil Types:   Neutral to Alkaline   Tolerates dry soil   Well-drained
General Plant Care:    Care for your perennials and annuals includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Perennials and annuals often look best planted in groups of five or more plants - if you are planting multiple plants, you may want to prepare the planting area and dig all your holes at one time to plan placement. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Fertilize in spring when new growth appears, and once more before flowering with a general purpose or slow-release fertilizer.
General Pruning suggestions:    Not usually needed, best left unpruned
Bloom Tips:    Remove flower stalks after blooms have faded
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 9b

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