Super Trouper Silver Pink Dianthus
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Mature Height||1 Foot|
|Mature Width||1 Foot|
The Super Trouper Silver Pink Dianthus is the perfect perennial for plant beds, planters, and next to walkways and boulders. This fragrant dwarf, hybrid carnation is a show stopper, especially when planted in clusters.
The lacy, delicate flowers are a real delight. The pink flowers stands out against the unique, blue-green bladed foliage of this Dianthus. The Super Trouper Pink Dianthus is a repeat bloomer, blooming off and on in spring, summer and even into fall This Dianthus is pest and disease resistant, low maintenance, and easy to grow. Enjoy watching butterflies flutter around your Super Trouper Dianthus.
Plant in full to part sun and well-drained soil. The Super Trouper Pink Dianthus is drought and deer tolerant. Water deeply once or twice weekly for the first 3 months. After this establishment period Dianthus only need watered in very hot, dry periods. Fertilize in early spring with a slow release fertilizer. Dead heading can encourage more blooming, but isnt necessary.
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Spring or fall are ideal times to plant your Silver Pink Super Trouper Dianthus. However, as long as you avoid extreme temperature you can plant almost any time of the year. Plant you Super Trouper Dianthus in growing zones 6 to 10.
This Dianthus thrives in full to part sun and is adaptable to a variety of soil, as long as it is well-drained. Water deeply when planting and 2 times per week for the first 3 months while your plant is establishing. Once established, water your Dianthus when dry. Add 2-3 inches of mulch to prevent weeds and protect your plant's roots in extreme temperatures. Fertilize with a slow release fertilizer in spring after the chance of frost has passed. Deadheading isn't necessary, but it can increase blooms and extend bloom time.
This Dianthus is deer resistant and pollution, drought, heat, and salt tolerant.
The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Spider Mites and Aphids are potential problem insects for the Dianthus. These pests can be treated naturally with neem oil, or insecticidal soap. For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin. Dianthus can, on occasion, encounter fungal issues. Generally, treating after infection isn't extremely effective. So, if you have problems yearly treat in early spring with fungicides to prevent infection. Neem Oil is an organic method of treating and preventing some fungal diseases and pests. It can be effective, but the entire plant must be coated in order for this method to be effective. Always water at the base of this plant to avoid fungal disease on the leaves.
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