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Dianthus Dessert™ Series

Blooms of the Whetman® Dessert™ Series look good enough to eat! These Dianthus have compact mounding foliage, typically 10” to 14” in height and spread at peak bloom time. Foliage is fine and generally glaucous. Flowers held 6” above foliage. Day neutral and perpetually flowering, these have the best display in early spring, but plants will continue to flower sporadically in summer and often quite heavily in fall. Vernalization is not necessary. Growers may appreciate a season extender as these Dianthus can be held at cool temperatures, almost as if in storage! This series also displays excellent vigor and disease resistance. Ideal for use as a front of the border perennial or in mixed containers.

‘Cranberry Ice’: Intricately patterned pink flowers with a fuchsia-purple eye and a matching picotee, pinked edge.
Raspberry Swirl (‘Devon Siskin’): Young flowers have very light pink petals with a deep maroon picotee edge and central disc. As they age, the petals fade to white and the picotee edges change to magenta.
‘Strawberry Sorbet’: Dark red flowers with pink splotched petals and a matching pink edge on blue-green foliage. 

Origin: Whetman Pinks Ltd, United Kingdom

Description / Plant Notes:
• USDA Zone 5.  (-20°F or -28°C). Raspberry Swirl may be Zone 6.
• Fragrant, bright colorful single blooms.  Repeat blooming.
• Glaucous foliage with unique dense mounding habit. 

• Needs good drainage for successful overwintering
• No vernalization required for blooming

Patent Status:
Dianthus ‘Cranberry Ice’ (USPP 18342)
Dianthus Raspberry Swirl
(USPP 14377 - ‘Devon Siskin’)
Dianthus ‘Strawberry Sorbet’ (USPP 18338)

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Dianthus 'Cranberry Ice'


Dianthus Raspberry Swirl


Dianthus 'Strawberry Sorbet'

   
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