- 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|
|Flower Color(s): Pink, Purple|
|Foliage Type: Semi-Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|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|
|Scientific Name: Dianthus FRUIT PUNCH® 'Funky Fuchsia'|
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.
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.