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Dianthus 'Pretty Poppers™ Double Bubble'
Series: Pretty Poppers™
Double, medium pink flowers with blue-green foliage. Very floriferous and a petite package.
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Hardiness Zone:4 - 9
Border Carnation Growing and Maintenance Tips
Dianthus grow best in loose, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soils. Lime can be added to the soil if it is naturally acidic to raise the pH. Dianthus can be grown in full sun or part shade, but the foliage will not be as lush and fewer flowers will be produced if it is grown in hot, dry areas. Regular watering during prolonged dry spells will be necessary. However, they are tolerant of short periods of dryness.
Do a thorough clean-up in the fall to prevent pest and disease problems, and add a layer of mulch to protect the evergreen foliage. As soon as the weather begins to warm up, remove all of this mulch to prevent crown rot.
Dianthus 'Pretty Poppers™ Double Bubble' Characteristics
- Cut Flower / or Foliage
- Mass Plant
- Dried Flower
- Salt Tolerant
- Drought Tolerant
- Deer Resistant
- Sun Tolerant
- Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Growth Rate in the Garden
Season of Interest (Flowering)
- Late Spring / Early Summer
- Late Summer
Soil Moisture Needs