Dianthus, often called pinks, are a trusted flower when you need easy to grow color in spring and summer. 'Kiss and Tell' give you a halo of pure white around a magenta lip shaped center. We like the name because the flower reminds of a note written and sealed with a kiss. Dianthus are semi-evergreen perennials that will give you a few blooms during the entire growing season and a huge flush from late spring into early summer. It's a tough plant that is resistant to most diseases and a lack of maintenance. Dianthus look amazing when planted in mass along a walkway border. When they bloom you'll see a blanket of kisses over a mostly white background with hints of dark green popping through. They also keep a tidy shape and appearance, so they do well in smaller dedicated spaces shining in rock gardens, garden bed, and containers adding a splash of color and evergreen appeal wherever you choose to use them.
|Bloom Color:||A white halo with magenta lip-shaped centers.|
|Bloom Period:||Late spring to summer|
|Genus & Species:||Dianthus 'Kiss and Tell' PP32227|
|Mature Height:||8 inches|
|Mature Spread:||8-10 inches|
|Plant Spacing:||6-8 inches|
|Planting Depth:||Plant just at soil level, do not plant too deep.|
|Planting Time:||Spring, summer, and fall|
|Soil Type:||Neutral to Alkaline PH, soil must drain well.|
|Sun Exposure:||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Zone:||4 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Dianthus Poppers™ 'Kiss and Tell' - Pinks
Pinks grow best in soil that is loose and well drained. The prefer neutral to slightly alkaline PH, so applications of lime can help. They can be grown if full sun to part shades, but they will do best when soil is kept moist and they are not exposed to hot dry conditions. The evergreen foliage must be cleaned up in the fall to prevent disease and pests, cover with mulch in the winter to protect the foliage and then uncover promptly as the weather warms in spring. They offer a little challenge, but if you have the time they are worth it.