Dianthus Raspberry Ruffles
Florist quality flowers don’t fade!
Dianthus Raspberry Ruffles is happy to give you loads of florist quality small carnation-like flowers for several weeks in late spring/early summer and then again in the fall. And you know how much work it takes for you to get great big flushes of blooms? Very little! This is a super easy evergreen plan that will make you look like an expert gardener no matter if you’ve ever picked up a spade before or not!
Cottage Pinks (another name for dianthus) are loved the world over for their sweet cottagey look and ease of care. You’ll find them in well-dressed borders all spring and into the summer all over Europe and the USA.
Raspberry Ruffles Dianthus has fully double, raspberry pink-colored flowers that are a whopping 1 and ¾ inches across (HUGE for a cottage pink). Every petal has a serrated edge that is outlined with a thin but distinct white line that really makes the raspberry color glow. And unlike other flowers that fade as the season wears on, Raspberry Ruffles keeps its strong color without fading.
In late spring/early summer a pop of flowers springs up over a mound of blue-green foliage. They have a nice light scent that makes them attractive to pollinators like bees and butterflies. It is also a treat to bury you own nose into them!
You can encourage them to bloom a second time for you if you give them a quick shear in mid-summer.
These low growers are made for the front of the border but they also sing in containers or when planted in masses in flower beds. They aren’t bothered by deer, drought or the occasional cutting (Raspberry Ruffles make sweet little bouquets).
You will want to have these in your garden this year. Order some from us now!
* Low grower
* Scented raspberry-pink fully-double flowers
* Deer resistant
* Drought Tolerant
* Nice blue-green foliage
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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Botanical Name||Dianthus FRUIT PUNCH 'Raspberry Ruffles'|
|Mature Height||8 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||8 - 10 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Moisture||Water to establish, and as needed when dry|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Raspberry pink with lighter edges|
|Foliage Color||Blue green|