Dianthus, Border Pinks, Carnation Pinks 'Scent First Passion'

Dianthus

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Cultivar: Scent First Passion
Additional cultivar information:(PP20440, Scent First series, aka WP Passion)
Hybridized by Whetman
Registered or introduced: 2008

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

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:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

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:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

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:

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 10, 2016, 00264167 from herne bay,
United Kingdom wrote:

The red flower colour is superb and stands out a mile but for me this cultivar was susceptible to rotting and short-lived. I had it in a 2 litre pot right next to dianthus memories which was bought at the same time and had the same full-sun conditions all summer and is still thriving and evergreen but passion has gone brown and died.

Also, even with frequent deadheading i found the bloom period fairly typical, roughly 6-8 weeks and not months and months as i have read on some sellers websites.

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