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Dianthus, China Pinks
Dianthus chinensis 'Corona Cherry Magic'

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: chinensis (chi-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Corona Cherry Magic

Category:

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Palm Harbor, Florida

Tallahassee, Florida

Lula, Georgia

Laurel, Maryland

Roseville, Michigan

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Portland, Oregon

Rock Hill, South Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

Garland, Texas

Kilgore, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 22, 2011, karate626 from Laurel, MD wrote:

I love this! I bought it as a cheap annual from Walmart but it has been coming back for at least 5 years. I wish it spread more! I don't know why it is sold as an annual! Very pretty blooms.

Positive

On May 16, 2011, cedar18 from Lula, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I planted this in Oct. 2008 and this is the third spring it has returned for me. I am very pleased with it as the flowers are huge and so colorful. The plant is in less than half a day of sun and has to deal with less than ideal conditions.

Neutral

On Dec 28, 2006, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Received the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), 2006 Award of Garden Merit.

Neutral

On Feb 4, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

All-American selection winner. Large 2" wide, eye catching blooms can be red, lavender, or a mix of both, blooming in spring. Compact 9" plants. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Hardy to zone 4.