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Dianthus gratianopolitanus Tiny Rubies -
The tiny rubies dianthus is a charming small pink flowering plant with the signature blue-green foliage of dianthus. It blooms in the late spring to early summer in masses of small but brilliant pink double flowers that will look absolutely beautiful in any garden. The flowers sit on top of sturdy stalks that rise above the foliage, and the fact that this is a long blooming dianthus variety means you’ll be treated to this beautiful spectacle all through the summer season. The dianthus gratianopolitanus is a dwarf plant, only growing to heights of about 4 inches but with a wider spread of approximately 12 inches.
Dianthus Plant Care
Caring for these growing garden pinks is pretty easy, thanks to its resilient nature. The foliage remains evergreen even in the cold season, with the exception of very cold areas where it turns slightly brown. Old flowers can be sheered off to give the plant a chance to rebloom before the season is over. It grows well in loose, well-drained soils that are either neutral or alkaline. It is also a drought tolerant variety, and therefore does not need much watering. You should however water at least once a week during the first growing season to help it develop an extensive root system. Dividing the tiny rubies is not easy, but should you want to attempt, the best time is in early spring or fall.
The dianthus tiny rubies are very popular as edging plants. They love the sun and do very well when planted in the full sun or part shade, making them great for rock gardens too. The flowers are also great for cuttings, and are loved by butterflies. They are deer resistant and a great perennials plant choice if they are a nuisance in your garden.
Tiny Rubies Dianthus are grown in 3.5 inch pots. Orders shipping to AZ and CA may be partially bare rooted for shipping.