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Jolt Pink Dianthus Dianthus x 'Jolt™ Pink'

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This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
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Description

Jolt™ Pink Dianthus is an interspecific hybrid of Dianthus barbatus.  It was bred to be fragrant, heat tolerant, and have long-lasting hot pink flowers with dark pink venation and the typical fringed petals.  It grows to a height of 16 to 20 inches and a width of 12 to 14 inches.  

Plant it in full sun to partial shade in rich, well-drained soils.  Deadheading spent flowers throughout the season and regular light fertilization will help the plant keep blooming from late spring to early fall.  Prune back in the fall after flowers are finished.  

This low maintenance easy to grow plant is a great choice for mixed containers, pathways, rock gardens, or mass planted in the middle of colorful borders.  It will be a star in a cutting garden or plant it near a patio to enjoy its sweet fragrance.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hummingbirds#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#small spaces#heat tolerant#easy to grow#wildlife plant#nectar plant#low maintenance#rabbit resistant#mass planting#fast growing#long-lasting flowers#deer resistant#long bloom time#rock garden#flowers late spring#border front#flowers early summer#flowers late summer#border middle#walkway planting#compact habit#bird friendly#butterfly friendly#fruits mid-summer#hot pink flowers#flowers early fall#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses#container plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Dianthus
    Family:
    Caryophyllaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers attract butterflies, birds, and hummingbirds.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 4 in. - 1 ft. 8 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Mounding
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8b, 8a, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11b, 11a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    Bred to be non-fruiting
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Long Bloom Season
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Electric hot pink flowers with dark pink venation, the 5 petals appear to be cut with pinking shears. Flowers do not set fruit.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Simple laceolate leaves with smooth margins have an attractive dark green color and alternate leaf arrangement.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Upright stiff stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Pool/Hardscape
    Rock Wall
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Dry Soil
    Heat
    Rabbits
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Vomiting, dermatitis
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    GI and skin irritants
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No