Dianthus Raspberry Swirl

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Deep maroon, pink and white swirls! The Dianthus Raspberry Swirl (Dianthus 'Raspberry Swirl') blooms from late spring until summer atop a dense mat of grayish-green evergreen foliage for a long-lasting and tough flowering plant!

Raspberry Swirl Dianthus attracts swarms of early emerging bees and butterflies, and perhaps an occasional hummingbird too, as they seek out the nectar from these spicy fragrant blossoms! For the rest of the year, you’ll enjoy the evergreen foliage that forms compact mounds

Raspberry Swirl is great for floral design and bouquets, the long stems and strongly fragranced flowers have a multicolored toothy single layer of petals and the classic curled stamen in the centers of each. Plus after a long display, you’ll enjoy a rebloom if you are consistent about deadheading!

Planting and Application:

These low-growing mats choke out weeds and provide year-round groundcover throughout your garden beds. Also providing fantastic edging and spillers over border edges and container sides! These creeping mounds ease the transition between manicured lawn and garden with a scented, colorful display that’s unmatched.

Dianthus Raspberry Swirl is fantastic in rock gardens where they ramble and tumble over stones and around other plants without disturbing them. They’re also great at softening hardscapes and erosion control, so plant atop a retaining wall or on a hard-to-mow slope or dangerous hillside, transforming it into a year-round delightful focal point!

  • Toothy Pink, White & Dark Maroon Petals
  • Gray-Green Grassy Foliage
  • Compact Evergreen Mats
  • Edging, Spillers, Erosion Control & Specimen
  • Garden Beds, Borders & Containers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Dianthus loves the sun and prefers low-moisture once established, so provide an area that is very well-drained. Pruning is best done in early spring before you see new growth to remove dead branches and clean up the mound to keep it neat and tidy.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderately Moist Well-Drained Soil
  • Deer Resistant
  • Prune Very Early Spring
Buy the darling Dianthus Raspberry Swirl this year and dress up your garden beds and borders with these cheerful blossoms and their evergreen foliage! Find new and exciting flowering plants at NatureHills.com 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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Dianthus Raspberry Swirl Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Dianthus 'Raspberry Swirl'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 10 - 14 inches
Mature Spread 10 - 14 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Deep Maroon, Pink, White
Foliage Color Gray Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes