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DIANTHUS 'Ideal Cherry Picotee'( IDEAL SERIES)
Dianthus, Ideal Cherry Picotee Dianthus
A hybrid of sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) and its close cousin D. chinensis, this is indeed an ideal candidate for places where a compact, colorful, free-blooming annual or short-lived perennial is needed. Flat clusters of frilly-edged, unscented, cherry-pink flowers with white margins appear in spring and continue until summer heat sets in. The narrow, bright green foliage is evergreen in mild-winter areas.
With its compact habit, Ideal Cherry Picotee makes an excellent choice for bedding, edging, or containers. For optimum growth and flowering, provide it with full sun, bi-weekly fertilizer, and good drainage. Grow it as a winter annual in areas with hot summers and mild winters.
9 - 1
3 - 9
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
Full Sun, Partial Sun
8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm
6"-12" / 15.2cm - 30.5cm (10)
Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Fall, Winter
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Red, Dark Red
Bicolor, Multi-Color, Striped
Green, Light Green
Single, Double, Semi-Double
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Edging, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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