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Pretty Poppers® Appleblossom Burst Pinks Dianthus

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 8 - 10 Inches
  • Mature Spread 8 - 10 Inches
  • Growing Zones 4 - 9

The darling, showy flowers of the Pretty Poppers® Appleblossom Burst Pinks Dianthus will turn heads. Double, ruffled flowers have light pink near the edges and gradually fade to white close to the base, while bold accents of deep red stand out near the center. This prolific bloomer puts on a show mid-spring through early summer. While the flowers are the showstopper, this perennial also features striking narrow, greenish-blue foliage.

This mounded plant creates a full, rounded look and adds color and texture to a bed or border. The stems naturally spread out, so this plant can quickly overtake a space with the flowers gently overflowing from the edge of a bed or container. Feature several of these plants together for a lovely and colorful look. Pollinators are also drawn to the showy blooms of this hardy plant that thrives in USDA zones 4 through 9.

Pretty Poppers® Appleblossom Burst Pinks Dianthus Care

Dianthus needs full to partial sun and ideally will receive 4 to 6 hours of light. Plant in rich, moist but well-drained soil and water weekly or when the soil starts to dry out. Each spring, apply a balanced, organic fertilizer to replenish the nutrients and encourage new growth.

Deadhead the plant throughout the bloom cycle to help the perennial redirect energy into new flowers and growth. Prune all the growth back to a few inches in the fall after the flowers fade.

Pretty Poppers® Appleblossom Burst Pinks Dianthus Spacing

This upright mounded perennial will grow 8 to 10 inches tall and cover an area of about 16 to 20 inches. Plant Dianthus 14 to 18 inches apart, and as the plants fill in, they will cover an area with a carpet of greenery and blooms. Two plants can be grown in a 12-inch container.

Pretty Poppers® Appleblossom Burst Pinks 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: 12 - 20 Inches
Spacing: 16 - 20 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Pink, Red, White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Mid-Spring To Early Summer
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Blue, Green
Foliage Description: Blue-Green
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Containers, Edging, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators
Common Name: Pretty Poppers® Appleblossom Burst Pinks Dianthus
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and 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.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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

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  • 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.