Fruit Punch® Raspberry Ruffles Dianthus

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Get florist-quality flowers with the luscious Fruit Punch® Raspberry Ruffles Dianthus (Dianthus x 'Raspberry Ruffles') from Proven Winners® and Nature Hills! Fruit Punch® Raspberry Ruffles is happy to give you loads of small carnation-like flowers for several weeks in late spring/early summer and then again in the fall!

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. The flowers are extravagantly ruffled and lightly fragrant with the scent of cloves. These lovely blossoms are backed by a compactly-growing mound of dainty pointed blue-green leaves.

Raspberry Ruffles is a vibrant new bi-color for these beautiful garden favorites from Proven Winners®. Plus, Dianthus are highly tolerant of heat and humidity, standing up to it better than many other Garden Pinks! It won't melt during the dog days of summer! They have a nice light scent that makes them attractive to pollinators like bees and butterflies. It is also a treat to bury your own nose into them!

Planting and Application:

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! Fruit Punch® Raspberry Ruffles Dianthus

These low growers 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 a lovely groundcover. They also sing in both small porches and patio containers or when planted in masses in flower beds.

Use Raspberry Ruffles in mixed Perennial gardens to informal Cottage borders, Dianthus are adapted to the pampered Cut Flower garden as they are in the Rock Garden! 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!

  • Picotee Edged Streaky Raspberry & Pink Blossoms
  • Spicy Sweet Clove Scent
  • Low Growing Mounds of Blue-Green Foliage
  • Fully Double Petaled Flowers Are A Treat For Pollinators
  • Can Be Evergreen In Mild Winters/Warm Climates
  • 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

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! Order the Proven Winners® Fruit Punch® Raspberry Ruffles Dianthus today at Nature Hills!

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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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® Raspberry Ruffles Dianthus Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners
Botanical Name Dianthus x 'Raspberry Ruffles'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 8 - 10 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 14 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Can Be Evergreen in Warm Climates
Foliage Can Be Evergreen in Warm Climates
Foliage Color Blue green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes
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