Dianthus, Tiny Rubies
Dianthus ‘Tiny Rubies’ also a member of the “Cheddar Pinks” family. Most of the plants in this group of Dianthus have miniature Carnation type flowers that are quite fragrant. Plant Tiny Rubies in full sun in fertile well drained soil either in beds or containers. Tiny Rubies flowers are excellent for cutting. This small Dianthus is fairly drought tolerant.
Common Name: Pinks, Cheddar Pinks, Clove Pinks or Tiny Rubies
Scientific Name: Dianthus ‘Tiny Rubies’
Exposure: Full Sun – Part Sun
Size: 1″ – 2″ Height 10″ – 15″ Width
Bloom Color: Rich Rose-Pink
Bloom Period: Early to mid-Summer; May – July
Landscape Use: Ground Cover, Walkway Edger, Walls, Borders. Use clove-scented flowers frewsh or dried for potpourri. Long lasting as a Cut Flower
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
Zone: 3 – 9
Growth Rate: Medium
Companion Plants: Thymus serpyllum ‘Coccineus’ Mother of Thyme, Hungarian Speedwell, Cranesbill
Maintenance: Fairly low-maintenance – shear off the blooms for a fresh flush of foliage and flowers. Mature plants should be dug up, cut apart and replanted every few years to promote longevity and prevent disease. Stop by and visit our garden center and nursery to talk with our staff about other plants in stock.
Fertilizer: Light until established – Then is a fairly heavy feeder
Attracts: Birds & Butterflies
*Mulching all the way around Dianthus will cause stem rot*Perennial Plant of the Year in 2006 by the Perennial Plant Association.
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