Red Beauty Pinks
Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Red Beauty'
Red Beauty Pinks flowers
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Plant Height: 5 inches
Flower Height: 7 inches
Spacing: 8 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3
Other Names: Cheddar Pinks, Clove Pinks
An eye catching garden accent, this variety blooms early in the season; silvery gray-green leaves and stems compliment the amazing lacey edged red blooms; an excellent choice for rock gardens and edging
Red Beauty Pinks has masses of beautiful fragrant scarlet frilly flowers with dark red centers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to early summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive grassy leaves remain grayish green in color throughout the year.
Red Beauty Pinks is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Red Beauty Pinks is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Red Beauty Pinks will grow to be only 5 inches tall at maturity extending to 7 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 8 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Red Beauty Pinks is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.