Ruby’s Tuesday Dianthus is covered with fragrant, deep red flowers that stand above compact blue-green foliage from mid spring to early fall. The blooms can get up to 2 inches across and will keep going with a little deadheading throughout the blooming season. If your location gets some afternoon shade, that will suit Ruby’s Tuesday just fine.
Dianthus are also called Maiden Pinks. Some have double blooms that look like mini Carnations others have single blooms. Once established, dianthus are drought tolerant. The near-evergreen foliage spreads and mounds making it great for borders and walkways or cascading over a wall.
Spacing: Plant 18″ to 22″ apart.
Height: Grows 10″ to 14″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in full sun to part shade.
Outstanding Features: Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant.
Tips: Tolerates a variety of soil types but needs good draiage. Provide average water amounts but do not over water.
Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Borders, Landscapes, Cut Flowers, Rock Gardens