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DIANTHUS (CONFETTI SERIES)

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Family

Caryophyllaceae

Botanical Name

DIANTHUS( CONFETTI SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Confetti Pinks, Dianthus, Pinks

General Description

Members of the Confetti Series produce a profusion of small, serrated blooms above low growing, tufted, evergreen foliage. The popular cultivar 'Confetti Carmine Rose' has magenta-pink flowers stenciled with maroon at their centers and edges. Flowering peaks in late spring and early summer and repeats later if plants are deadheaded. The handsome, narrow leaves are gray-green.

These pinks prefer sun or partial shade, but excessive shade will cause legginess and reduced bloom. Plant them in well drained, neutral soil in mixed borders, rock gardens, patio niches, containers, walls, and cottage gardens. These hardy plants will self-sow freely, making them ideal for naturalizing.

These seed-grown selections have parentage derived from the Eurasian herbaceous perennial Dianthus deltoides.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    6"-9" / 15.2cm - 22.9cm

  • Width

    12"-15" / 30.5cm - 38.1cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Fall

  • Native To

    Europe, Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Pink, Magenta, Burgundy

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Fruit Color

    Tan

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Gray Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Edging, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes