Denver Plants

Common name: "Cheddar Pinks"
Latin name:
Dianthus gratianoplitanus 'Tiny Rubies'

Dianthus Tiny Rubies
Zone: 3
Elevation to:

Growth habit:
Spreading clump
Max height:
6" - 8"
Spread: 6" - 10"

Flowers: Yes, May - June
Flower type: 

Native to area: No
Available varieties: 1
Water: Pictured: Dianthus 'Tiny Rubies'
Perennial Cultivation: Dianthus 'Tiny Rubies' also a member of the "Cheddar Pinks" family. Most of the plants in this group of Dianthus have miniature Carnation type flowers that are quite fragrant. 

Plant Tiny Rubies in full sun in fertile well drained soil either in beds or containers. Tiny Rubies flowers are excellent for cutting. This small Dianthus is fairly drought tolerant.

Many varieties of perennial Dianthus are difficult for the home gardener to grow from seed. It is best to purchase pre-started plants at your local greenhouse. Established plants may be divided in spring.

Potential pests ~ diseases:
Fungal diseases and slugs.

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