Border Pinks
Dianthus 'Raspberry Swirl'

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Cultivar: Raspberry Swirl
Additional cultivar information:(PP14377; Dessert series, aka Devon Siskin, formerly Siskin Clock)
Hybridized by Whetman

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

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

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-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:

Skowhegan, Maine

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

New Holland, Pennsylvania

Knoxville, Tennessee

Magna, Utah

Cathan, Washington

Chimacum, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 27, 2010, weedsfree from Magna, UT (Zone 7a) wrote:

Mine sprawls. I would say it got to about 12" spread the first year I had it, in 2009.

Positive

On Jul 26, 2005, 7Towers from New Holland, PA wrote:

Blooms are numerous even at this stage in the season July 26th, it is still blooming profusely even though other dianthus varieties have stopped or are sporatic. I deadhead but I deadheaded the others as well and they have not given me half the show that this plant does. Love it !

Positive

On May 8, 2005, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Purchased 2005, I feel most sure that it will do as well as my others.

Positive

On Jan 26, 2005, kniphofia from Morpeth
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

This plant performed beautifully for me in its first year last summer. It was wonderfully marked flowers with a long blooming period.