Fruit Punch® Classic Coral Dianthus

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Fruit Punch® Classic Coral Dianthus (Dianthus x 'Classic Coral') are well-known spring-flowering garden standards with a host of new perks and colors that even Grandma's garden will be jealous of! We're sure a few bees and butterflies will feel upstaged by these gorgeous creamy dreamy double coral flowers like mini-carnations!

Classic Coral Garden Pinks are further accented by their picotee petal edges and a spicy sweet fragrance! In late spring/early summer, a bevy of double flowers springs up over the tight mound of blue-green foliage. The flowers are extravagantly ruffled and lightly fragrant with the scent of cloves. These lovely blossoms are backed by neat and tidy, compactly-growing mounds of dainty blue-green foliage and they fill in many a summer border.

Classic Coral is a hot new color for these beautiful garden favorites from Proven Winners®. Plus, Dianthus are very tolerant of heat and humidity, more so than many other Pinks! It won't melt during the dog days of summer.

Planting and Application:

Fruit Punch® Dianthus are perfect low-growing edging and facer plants, forming neat and tidy mounds that cleanly define bed and border edges, easing the transition between lawn and landscape bed! Spreading some as they grow, filling larger areas, and covering bare ground as an efficient groundcover.

Use Garden Pinks in pots and planters to add pretty finery and luscious color to mixed arrangements, both indoors and out! You'll love the pretty bouquets and combinations that these dreamy creamy coral blossoms can help you create as the focal point of a lovely container garden! From mixed Perennial gardens to informal Cottage borders, Dianthus are adapted to the pampered Cut Flower garden as they are in the Rock Garden!

But these lovelies aren't just a pretty face, their drought tolerance and spreading nature make them workhorses in the garden, patio, and in path and walkway borders! Top retaining walls, cover hard-to-mow hillsides, and slow rainwater on steep slopes without worrying about these tough perennials!

  • Double Petalled Coral Salmon Carnation-Like Blossoms
  • Spicy Sweet Clove-Like Scented!
  • Mounds of Blue-Green Foliage
  • Can Be Evergreen in Mild Winters & Warm Climates
  • Bee & Butterfly Nectar-Resource
  • Edging, Facer Plants, Pots & Planters, Specimens & En Masse

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Dianthus are full sun perennial plants with improved heat tolerance, and appreciate afternoon shade in the hotter climates of 4 through 9, where they can be evergreen perennials in mild winter locations! Requiring average moisture and any well-drained soil. Drought-tolerant Dianthus appreciate a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch over the soil surface to hold in moisture more regularly and enrich the soil.

Forming mounds 8 - 10 inches high and spread to about 10 - 14 inches wide, Fruit Punch® Dianthus carpet areas quickly. After they finish their first flush of blooms, a quick shear will allow them to re-energize for a nice rebloom in the fall. You can prune the mounds to keep them neat and tidy, removing any winter dieback. Garden Pinks are well-known as cold hardy and easy growing, plus they are deer and rabbit resistant!

  • Full Sun For The Most Blooms!
  • Any Well-Drained Soil - Despise Soggy Conditions
  • Moderate Moisture - Low Once Established
  • Deadhead After Flowers Fade For Rebloom
  • Prune Early Spring
  • Deer & Rabbits Seldom Bother With Dianthus

I mean, WOW! They offer so much. Don't let another season go by without ordering some of these long-awaited missing colors for your own, from our experts at Nature Hills. Order your own frilly and fruity, Proven Winners® Fruit Punch® Classic Coral Dianthus from Nature Hills today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Fruit Punch® Classic Coral Dianthus Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners
Botanical Name Dianthus x 'Classic Coral'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 8 - 10 inches
Mature Spread 10 - 14 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Blue-Green
Foliage Blue-Green
Foliage Color Blue green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes