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Floral Lace Purple Pinks

Dianthus 'Floral Lace Purple'

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Floral Lace Purple Pinks (Dianthus 'Floral Lace Purple') at Ron Paul Garden Centre

Floral Lace Purple Pinks flowers

Floral Lace Purple Pinks flowers

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Height:  10 inches

Spacing:  6 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Border Pinks, Cheddar Pinks

Group/Class:  Floral Lace Series

Brand:  Ball

Description:

Impressive frilly flowers are dark purple with white eyes and lighter purple edges, above a compact mound of fine gray-green foliage; deadhead to rebloom; pair up with summer blooming perennials and annuals to time a continued flower display

Ornamental Features

Floral Lace Purple Pinks is smothered in stunning fragrant deep purple frilly flowers with white eyes and purple edges at the ends of the stems from late spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive narrow leaves remain grayish green in colour throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Floral Lace Purple 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.

Floral Lace Purple Pinks is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Floral Lace Purple Pinks will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 6 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. Although it's not a true annual, this plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually 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. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Floral Lace Purple Pinks is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features