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DIANTHUS (RASPBERRY SURPRISE)

Image of Dianthus 'Devon Yolande' (RASPBERRY SURPRISE) PP16029

Yoder Brothers

Family

Caryophyllaceae

Botanical Name

DIANTHUS 'Devon Yolande'(RASPBERRY SURPRISE) PP16029

Plant Common Name

Cheddar Pinks, Raspberry Surprise Cheddar Pinks

General Description

Dianthus ‘Raspberry Surprise’ is an evergreen perennial hybrid by famed breeder John Whetman. Topped with a profusion of spicy-fragrant double blooms, it is a compact plant with tidy mounds of blue-green, grass-like foliage which is durable throughout the year. The pink flowers with burgundy centers begin in late spring and continue until the weather is very hot. The petals are strongly toothed.

Plant ‘Raspberry Surprise’ in full sun or part shade in well-drained moist soil. It will bloom in the first year after planting and provide many short stems of multiple flowers suitable for cutting. ‘Raspberry Surprise’ is heat and drought tolerant. Plant this garden star in beds, borders and containers.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    6"-10" / 15.2cm - 25.4cm

  • Width

    10"-16" / 25.4cm - 40.6cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Magenta, Rose

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Blue Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Cutflower, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No