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.