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PlantFiles: Dianthus, Cheddar Pink
Dianthus 'Sugar Plum'

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Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Cultivar: Sugar Plum
Additional cultivar information: (PBR, Scent First Series)
Hybridized by Whetman

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8 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Pink
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Blue-Green
Smooth-Textured

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:
6.1 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

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1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive ival On Feb 8, 2010, ival from Arlington, TX wrote:

Here in north Texas Dianthus of all kinds are a wonderful cool-season plant that survives even hard freezes well if sheltered a bit and provides brilliant bloom for several months in the springtime and even early summer. We have poor drainage, so we grow them in large terracotta pots along the garden path where we can bend and smell their fragrance. Combine well with violas and snapdragons for long-lasting, colorful mixed plantings.

Regional...

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

Parker, Colorado
Plymouth, Indiana
Monticello, Louisiana
Princeton, Massachusetts
Arlington, Texas
Redwood, Texas



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