Raspberry Surprise Dianthus
Raspberry Surprise Dianthus is a mounding plant with fragrant, raspberry flowers with a dark magenta ringed eye which blooms in spring. The foliage is grey-green. It will grow to a height of 6" to 10" and 10" to 12" wide. It will benefit from shearing back after the first flush of blooms. The foliage is nearly evergreen, so do not cut back for winter. Keeping the flowers deadheaded will increase the blooming time.
Use Raspberry Surprise Dianthus for edging, ground cover, massed in a perennial or landscape bed, containers, covering banks, cascading around rocks or over walls. This plant will go well in a cottage garden or try it in a moon garden. This plant will be happiest in full sun. Raspberry Surprise Dianthus attracts butterflies and makes an excellent cut flower. It is deer resistant and drought tolerant once it is established.