Zing Rose Dianthus

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Darling carpets of vivacious scarlet pinkish red, the Zing Rose Dianthus (Dianthus deltoides) features profusely blooming, bright red blooms on delicate blue-green foliage! These scented beauties have toothy petals and almost evergreen needle-like mounds of fine-textured leaves!

Pollinators adore and relish in the early spring nectar boost and drop by for a visit once your perennial Dianthus becomes smothered with dainty blossoms in the most radiant red-pink hue you can imagine!

Zing Rose is a semi-evergreen in warm climates and mild winters, but works as a hardy perennial throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 8! This mat-forming Garden Pink will provide you with years of dainty, yet dazzling blooms on lovely frosty green foliage. The fine-textured foliage transitions to subtle, red-hues for autumn.

Planting and Application:

Create a clean perimeter, define the garden from the lawn, or contour your walkways and drive with these showy flowering zingers! Imagine long winding banks of these bright blooms along your favorite path or welcoming your guests as they walk to your front door!

Easy care enough to plant en masse, on banks on hard-to-mow hillsides, and slows erosion on slopes, Dianthus won't grow taller than 6 inches when in bloom and form spreading mounds 10-12 inches wide! Top retaining walls or the edges of containers and planters with these lovely spillers!

Cottage and perennial borders, pollinator gardens, and even Rock Gardens welcome these brilliant groundcover beauties with open arms! Tough enough for mailbox plantings and sidewalk hell strips along the road, no place is too tricky for these old-fashioned garden standards!

  • Radiant Pinkish-Red Blooms
  • Spicy Fragrance Calls Hungry Pollinators!
  • Fine-Textured Blue-Green Leaves
  • Tidy, Mounded, Low-Growing Habit
  • Border Plant & Edging, Container Spiller & Filler, & En Masse!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Creeping or Carpet Dianthus perennials love the full sun and do not do very well in anything less. To keep your red flowers looking their best, be sure to plant in a well-drained site that gets regular access to consistent, yet moderate moisture. Once established, these Dianthus are perfection in rocky, hot, dry sites and can tolerate occasional drought. But to ensure the best look for your plant, be sure to give them adequate water during the summer months and during long drought periods.

Partly evergreen in warmer climates, these are hardy and stand up to heat and humidity very well without fading, shrinking or dying back. Once the bloom has finished, you can shear back the plants to maintain a tidy, dense clump throughout the summer and into fall, even promoting a rebloom in the fall on occasion.

Deer and rabbit-resistant, it's only the butterflies and beneficial pollinators you'll see visiting your blooms!

  • Full Sun Lover!
  • Any Well-Drained Soil Type
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Needs
  • Deer Resistant
  • Easy, Low Maintenance

Give your garden some zing! Order your own Zine Rose Dianthus from Nature Hills today! But hurry - these bright ornamentals won’t last long!

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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Zing Rose Dianthus Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Dianthus deltoides
Type Perennial
Mature Height 6 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained Sandy
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Brilliant Pinkish-Red
Foliage Deep Green
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes