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Dianthus are among the best for providing color in late spring and early summer. The PRETTY POPPERS™ Series are semi-evergreen perennials and offer an abundance of red, pink, and white flowers; perfect for the front of the border.

'Appleblossom Burst' has semi-double flowers with a mixture of flowers colors, from white to an intense pink blush. In a greenhouse, these flowers will be nearly white. Blue-green foliage.

In the carnation family, Dianthus cultivars deliver gorgeous single, semi-double, and fully double flowers. Singles tend to deliver more flowers while doubles are significantly larger, sometimes more than twice the size. Singles also tend to grow quicker and can appear like a carpet in the landscape at maturity.


Dianthus grow best in loose, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soils. Lime can be added to the soil if it is naturally acidic to raise the pH. Dianthus can be grown in full sun or part shade, but the foliage will not be as lush and fewer flowers will be produced if it is grown in hot, dry areas. Regular watering during prolonged dry spells will be necessary. However, they are tolerant of short periods of dryness.

Do a thorough clean-up in the fall to prevent pest and disease problems, and add a layer of mulch to protect the evergreen foliage. As soon as the weather begins to warm up, remove all of this mulch to prevent crown rot.


Information and photos are from Walters Gardens

Dianthus 'Appleblossom Burst'

SKU: 6330863058861
  • Common Name Pinnks
    Plant Type Perennial
    Zone 4-9
    Height 8-10"
    Spread 16-20"
    Growth Habit Upright, Mounding
    Growth Rate Medium
    Bloom Time Early Summer
    Early Fall

    Full Sun (>6 hrs. Direct Sun)

    Part Shade (4-6 hrs Direct Sun)

    Water Needs

    Low Water Needs
    Average Water Needs

    Soil Type

    Average Soil Quality

    Tolerance Drought, Salt



     Cut Flower

     Dried Flower

     Mass Planting

    Origin Not Native to North America
    Attracts Wings: 

    Attracts Butterflies                         

    Bee Friendly

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