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Pretty Poppers® Electric Red Pinks Dianthus

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 8 - 10 Inches
  • Mature Spread 8 - 10 Inches
  • Growing Zones 4 - 9

Electric Red Pinks are the truest red of any Dianthus. The fully double flowers cover this plant and keep blooming for weeks. Dianthus bridges the spring and summer seasons. They look equally good planted with early spring bulbs like Tulips and Daffodils or with the early summer bloomers of Cranesbill and Lady’s Mantle. 

Pretty Poppers® Electric Red have semi-evergreen foliage that stays green for 4 seasons in the warmer hardiness zones. The grass-like leaves mix in well with other large leafed groundcovers.

Beneficial pollinators are attracted by the brilliant red color of the flowers to the sweet nectar.

Pretty Poppers® Electric Red Pinks Care

Dianthus is a very low maintenance perennial. They like to be planted in any spot from full sun to part shade. An average soil texture is acceptable. Well drained, moist soil is necessary. After Pinks have become established, they are very drought tolerant and need very little attention.

Deadheading the spent blooms will keep the plants producing more flowers. Pretty Poppers® Electric Red Pinks need annual fertilization in the early spring. A well balanced, slow release fertilizer is recommended. Cutting back of the whole plant in the fall will encourage new foliage growth over the winter months in the warmer hardiness zones. Dividing should be done every 3-4 years to keep Dianthus in tidy mounded shapes and to reinvigorate blooming.

Pretty Poppers® Electric Red Pinks Spacing

Pretty Popper® has a very compact growth pattern that makes them good for the front of the garden bed or even used as a taller growing groundcover. A height of 8-10 inches before blooming and a width of 12-16 inches. Spacing the plants at 12 inches, center on center, will help them to fill in quickly and make a nice, dense, weed suppressing layer.

Electric Red Pinks Dianthus Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 8 - 10 Inches
Mature Spread: 12 - 16 Inches
Spacing: 12 - 16 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Red
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, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators
Common Name: Electric Red Pinks Dianthus
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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.