We are proud to introduce the American Pie™ Dianthus series—a fresh, fabulous new take on this perennial classic. There have been plenty of new dianthus cultivars coming out of hybridization lately, but we've found none to be quite as impressive as these three, especially for cut flowers. The nice, spicy fragrance is carried especially well by some of the biggest dianthus blooms we've seen—up to 2" across. They feature unusual and stylish color combinations, which are tantalizing when there's a big mass of them in bloom. Sturdy, straight stems are ideal for cutting. Even just a few blooms in a little vase make a nice end-table display, but because these rebloom through the summer, you'll have no shortage of decorating options with this dianthus trio. Freshens up borders, containers and rock gardens, plus deer tend not to go for it because of that fragrance. Adored by beneficial pollinators and busy gardeners. Includes Bumbleberry Pie, Georgia Peach Pie and Key Lime Pie. Dianthus 'Bumbleberry Pie' PPAF, 'Wp15 Pie41' PPAF, 'Wp15 Pie 45' PPAF
DIANTHUS 'Wp15 Pie45' PPAF, 'Wp15 Pie41', Bumbleberry Pie
Sun Exposure:Full Sun
Height/Habit:10 - 12 inches
Spread:10 - 12 inches
Spacing:10 - 12 inches
Flowering Date:Early summer to early fall
Planting Instructions:Crown should be at soil surface. Plant in loose, well-drained soil. Should not be planted too deep. Plant in late summer for best results.
Winter Care:Add a layer of mulch to protect evergreen foliage.
Flower Form:Large Single Flowers
Pruning:After flowering, remove spent flower stems. Will need thorough cleaning in the fall to prevent disease and pest issues.