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Dianthus DEVON COTTAGE™ Ruby’s Tuesday

Dianthus = ‘Valda Kitty’

The Whetman® DEVON COTTAGE™ Collection is characterized by its large flower size, compact habit, silver-blue foliage, and lengthy blooming periods. To top off their superior appearance, they all have a wonderful fragrance. Blooms are often two inches in diameter on top of sturdy stems. They perform well in containers, baskets, in the landscape, and are perfect as cut flowers. The DEVON COTTAGE™ Collection holds up well in both cooler and warmer locales. They are also deer-resistant and attractive to butterflies. The perfect English Cottage Garden look!

Dianthus DEVON COTTAGE™ Ruby’s Tuesday ‘Valda Kitty’ features deep red blooms with a sweet fragrance. Especially stunning paired with white or silver.

Origin: United Kingdom

Description / Plant Notes:

  • USDA Zone 5 (-20°F or -28°C)
  • Standout mid-season fragrant double blooms
  • Deer-resistant and attractive to butterflies
  • Repeat blooming

Patent Status: PP 13,872

PK Sheet
USDA Zone: 5 - 9
Height: 14 to 18-inches
36 to 46-centimeters
Spread: 10 to 14-inches
25 to 36-centimeters
Seasons: Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Autumn
Flower Colors: Red
Foliage Colors: Silver-Blue
Light Levels: Full-Sun
Growth Habit: Compact-mounded
Usage: Container Gardens, Containers, Garden border, Landscapes, Mass landscape planting, Pots
Patent Status: PP 13,872
Origin: United Kingdom

Grower Culture

General:
 
Media: Well-draining media
pH: 5.5pH to 6.2pH
Fertilization: Medium | 200 ppm
Light: High
Water: Well-Drained to Moderate
 
Finishing:
 
Growing Temp Day: 60°F to 65°F | 16°C to 16°C
Growing Temp Night: 55°F to 60°F | 13°C to 13°C
 
Crop Timing from Rooted Liners:
 
4-inch: 8 to 10-weeks with 1 ppp
1-gallon: 10 to 16-weeks with 1 ppp