Dianthus, Pinks
Dianthus 'Ideal Crimson'

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Cultivar: Ideal Crimson

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Lake Forest, California

Tallahassee, Florida

Olathe, Kansas

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Newalla, Oklahoma

Yukon, Oklahoma

Pipe Creek, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 26, 2007, gardeninggalok from Yukon, OK wrote:

This dianthus is sold in the spring and fall in my area as an annual. It is a true perinneal and almost completely evergreen here in zone 6b. It blooms in the spring profusely and again in the fall. I have found that with dead heading it will bloom in the summer also, but not as heavily. Very hardy and pests don't seem to like it. It is a perfect choice for lightly shaded spot in your garden. One of my favorites!