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DESCRIPTION: Luminous frilly flowers are electric pink with darker scarlet-red rings, above a compact mound of fine dark green foliage; pair up with summer blooming perennials and annuals to time a continued flower display.
BOTANICAL NAME: Dianthus 'Jolt Pink'
OTHER NAMES: Border Pinks, Cheddar Pinks
GROUP/CLASS: Jolt Series
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 50 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 25 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Pink with scarlet ring
FLOWERING TIME: Summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant
Jolt™ Pink Pinks is smothered in stunning hot pink frilly flowers with rose overtones and a scarlet ring at the ends of the stems from mid spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive narrow leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the year.
Jolt™ Pink Pinks is an herbaceous annual with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, 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.
Jolt™ Pink Pinks is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Planting & Growing
Jolt™ Pink Pinks will grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 14 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. This annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.
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.
Jolt™ Pink Pinks is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.