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Cheddar Pink
Dianthus 'Raspberry Surprise'

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Cultivar: Raspberry Surprise
Additional cultivar information:(PP16029; aka Yoland, Devon Yolande)
Hybridized by Whetman
Registered or introduced: 2007
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Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

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

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

San Jose, California

Petersburg, Indiana

Tipton, Indiana

Grand Marais, Michigan

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

Charlottesville, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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Positive

On Apr 11, 2013, Fires_in_motion from Vacherie, LA (Zone 9a) wrote:

A great dianthus. Not much of a fan of pink flowers, but I like these for some reason. Takes total drought or heavy rains with ease here in zone 9A.
Update, July 2014: Mine died as a result of the mega-rain of May 2014 (14" in 2 days). Am keeping my rating on Positive, though.

Positive

On Apr 7, 2011, CreativeCountry from Petersburg, IN wrote:

This is a charming little plant. I have it in my rose garden and it does well as an border or underplanting. I was very happy to notice a beautiful smell when it blooms. Very pretty old fashioned perennial. Hope to have a large drift soon.