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Dianthus 'Pretty Poppers™ Electric Red'

Border Carnation

Series: Pretty Poppers™

Dramatic, rich red flowers that grab you from a distance. Flowers are held on strong stems above blue-green leaves. 

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8-10 in


16 in

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™ Electric Red' Characteristics


  • Edging
  • Container
  • Fragrant
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Mass Plant
  • Dried Flower
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Border

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Fall
  • Late Spring / Early Summer
  • Summer
  • Late Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Dry
  • Average

Plants that work well with Dianthus 'Pretty Poppers™ Electric Red'

Cranesbill Cranesbill (Geranium 'Rozanne')
Yarrow Yarrow (Achillea 'Coronation Gold')
Coral Bells Coral Bells (Heuchera 'Grape Expectations')
Shasta Daisy Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum 'Whoops-a-Daisy')
Speedwell Speedwell (Veronica 'Royal Rembrandt')