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Fruit Punch® Funky Fuchsia Dianthus

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$35.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 8 - 10 Inches
  • Mature Spread 14 - 16 Inches
  • Growing Zones 4 - 9
  • Use As A Filler In Containers

Funky Fuchsia Dianthus is one of a collection in the Fruit Punch® series of perennials that gives a punch of color to any garden border or container planting. Funky Fuchsia, also known by the common name of Garden Pinks, has fully double flowers that are fragrant, sturdy, and exceptionally early blooming in the spring. The glaucous green foliage and stems are semi-evergreen in most USDA hardiness zones, while the flowers attract early native pollinators to the garden.

Fruit Punch® Dianthus are heat, salt and wind tolerant. They have uniform, florist-quality stems that last a long time in the vase. Deer do not often browse Dianthus, and few diseases attack these exceptionally hardy plants. Dianthus's spicy, sweet scent makes them a favorite for planting in sensory gardens or near a patio. Funky Fuchsia will spread moderately and looks great as a groundcover in an early spring bulb garden.

Fruit Punch® Funky Fuchsia Dianthus Care

Plant Dianthus in full sun to part shade in well-draining soil. Average texture and a neutral to alkaline soil pH is preferred. Spring transplanting will require watering throughout the first summer for the plants to establish well. Supplemental watering is rarely needed after the first 1-2 years when planted in the garden. Container-grown Dianthus will require watering when 1-2 inches of soil are dry to the touch. Daily watering may be needed during the hottest part of the summer. Fertilize Dianthus with a slow-release granular feed formulated for flowering plants and roses. Look for an NPK ratio of 1-4-2, supporting heavy blooming and root growth.  

Dianthus require next to no maintenance but benefit from deadheading once a week while in bloom. This clean-up encourages the plant to continue forming flowers instead of setting seeds. Fertilize the plants early in the spring as new growth emerges. Scratch a granular fertilizer into the top 1-2 inches of soil over the root zone to provide nutrition all season long. After the first flush of blooms, Dianthus can be cut back to within 6 inches of the soil. This encourages the plant to regrow vigorously and often results in another round of flowers later in the summer. Container-grown Dianthus will need fertilizing with a diluted liquid fertilizer once a month from April to September.

Fruit Punch® Funky Fuchsia Dianthus Spacing

Funky Fuchsia Dianthus is a petite perennial that reaches a mature height of 8-10 inches and spreads 14-16 inches. Plant Dianthus in a container with at least an 8-inch diameter. Space each plant 12 inches apart on the center when planting in multiples.

Fruit Punch® Funky Fuchsia Dianthus Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 8 - 10 Inches
Mature Spread: 14 - 16 Inches
Spacing: 14 - 16 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Pink, Purple
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Semi-Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Low
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Heat, Drought, Salt
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role: Filler
Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
Brand: Proven Winners
Common Name: Fruit Punch® Funky Fuchsia Dianthus
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Dianthus FRUIT PUNCH® 'Funky Fuchsia'
SKU:
1231014705-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations