Cosmic™ Red Swirl Dianthus

Dianthus x 'Red Swirl'

As refreshing as an after-dinner peppermint, the red and white-speckled double flowers will perk up borders or patio containers. Delightfully fragrant blooms appear early through mid-summer. Spreads to form a neat clump of slender grey-green foliage. Superb, long-lasting cut flower.
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Full sun

Regular water - weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.


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Botanical Pronunciationdy-AN-thus
Average Size at MaturityReaches 12 to 16 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring to Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsRegular water - weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.
Companion PlantsLavender (Lavandula); Coneflower (Echinacea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Speedwell (Veronica); Phlox (Phlox)

Provide average, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Tolerates dry conditions when established. Prune lightly after flowering for a neat appearance and to encourage repeat bloom. Fertilize in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

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