Delilah™ Bicolor Purple Dianthus

Dianthus plumaris

SKU
44091
Deep shades of magenta surrounded by soft lavender grace the frilly flowers of this sunny perennial. Blooms continuously from early spring until autumn, providing a wonderful spicy clove-like fragrance. Prolific flowers are held on sturdy stems above a tidy, low maintenance mound of silver-green foliage. Great for carefree landscape borders. Remains evergreen in warmer winter regions.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationdy-AN-thus
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 10 in. tall, 14 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring, Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorMulticolored
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Edging, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsBellflower (Campanula); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Coneflower (Echinacea); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Beardtongue (Penstemon)

Provide enriched, neutral to slightly alkaline, loose, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Remove spent blooms to encourage heavier blooming.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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