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DIANTHUS 'Super Trooper Lilac On Purple'

Image of Dianthus 'Super Trooper Lilac On Purple' (SUPER TROOPER SERIES)

Family

Caryophyllaceae

Botanical Name

DIANTHUS 'Super Trooper Lilac On Purple'( SUPER TROOPER SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Dianthus, Super Trooper Lilac on Purple Dianthus

General Description

Easy to grow and long-blooming, dwarf hybrid carnation 'Super Trooper Lilac on Purple' features striking, multi-colored flowers which bloom continuously from late spring through midsummer. Appearing most heavily in spring, the double flowers are purple and magenta-pink with petal edges thinly edged in white. They are borne on short, sturdy stems atop neat clumps of linear, waxy blue-green foliage.

Grow this charming short-lived perennial in full to part sun and fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil. Offering good drought resistance, it is intolerant of soggy conditions and may rot if overwatered. Prompt removal of faded flower stems encourages heavier reblooming. ‘Super Trooper Lilac on Purple’ is a fine choice for bedding, edging or accent in containers and well-drained mixed borders. Its bright blooms also make lovely, long-lasting cut flowers.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    7 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    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"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm

  • Width

    8"-10" / 20.3cm - 25.4cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Purple, Magenta

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Multi-Color

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Blue Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Blue Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark 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

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No