Perennials forum: Has anyone tried the new dianthus Fruit Punch series?

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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
May 2, 2012 5:54 PM CST
I'd like feedback, please, if you have. How well do they grow for you. Do they need more water than normal dianthus. Any comments about them you may have. Thanks

Pomegranate Kiss
Dragon Fruit
Coconut Punch
Apple Slice
Sangria Splash and some others.

Here's Pomegranate Kiss, and a whole flat of Pomegranate Kiss, LOL.


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Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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CindiKS
May 2, 2012 9:13 PM CST
One thing i have noticed on mine is, the foliage did not yellow in our recent rains. We're off to a good start on this one. the foliage has stayed a bit more compact, too, but that may be the effects of growth regulators on the ones I just purchased.
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
May 3, 2012 9:28 AM CST
Thanks Cindi! Did you get yours from Walters, also? I think it's going to be a great series. And I so love dianthus.
Name: Cindi
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CindiKS
May 3, 2012 1:14 PM CST
Yes they originally came from Walters. I bought them from a wholesaler. i plant dianthus everywhere. They make a great filler between rose bushes-keep the weeds down and give a soft neutral background that I like much better than the look of wood mulch.
Most of mine thrived in that extreme heat and drought we had last summer. I took notes on what handled the extremes, and that's what i'm buying from now on.
Plants that died won't be replaced.
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Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Pippi21
Jun 7, 2012 6:08 AM CST
Polly, have you seen Conrad's Art Glass gardens blogspot? Larry has some beautiful dianthus. They look like "Raspberry Sherbert" or Raspberry surprize or strawberry sorbet..I posted a message asking which one but have not heard yet. His gardens are so beautiful and he and his wife really put a lot of work and money into creating such beautiful gardens. He has "Mr. President" clematis that I dearly love and am adding it to my wish list. I have also seen it growing at Brookside public gardens about 4 or 5 miles from me. I think they grow theirs in a hugh container. Will have to go back down and see.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jun 7, 2012 9:11 AM CST
I haven't, but I will surely go look. Thanks!
Name: Cindi
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CindiKS
Jun 7, 2012 1:15 PM CST
Polly, you were so right about this series! The prices have already jumped to sky high. Wish I had bought more early on.
i notice the growth on these is staying low. Very nice.
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
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PollyK
Jun 7, 2012 8:10 PM CST
I'm glad I got a flat of each before the price went up. I don't know what they are selling for retail, but I do know now they've gone Proven Winner, they are really being pushed.
Name: Cindi
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CindiKS
Jun 8, 2012 9:09 AM CST
Polly, I'm seeing them anywhere from $9 to $24 for a gallon pot retail.
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jun 8, 2012 5:13 PM CST
Thanks, Cindi.
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Jun 8, 2012 5:50 PM CST
I saw Raspberry surprize on Santa Rosa Gardens for $2.99. Green Grin!

http://www.santarosagardens.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=dia...
Susan

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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
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PollyK
Jun 8, 2012 5:56 PM CST
That's not one of the series we're speaking of Susan. But I saw it there, too and ordered it, LOL. I hate the thought of another collection, but I'm really getting into dianthus.

I think that might be a good topic for a discussion, Susan, how many different collections do we each have.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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virginiarose
Jun 8, 2012 6:23 PM CST
Go right ahead Polly!! Anyone can start a topic. Green Grin!
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
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PollyK
Jun 8, 2012 6:39 PM CST
Oh, but Susan, you're so good at wording things. Blinking
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Jun 8, 2012 6:55 PM CST
You're Joking! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Ok Polly you got it. Green Grin!
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood

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