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botanical name:
Dianthus chinensis 'Raspberry Parfait'
Dianthus chinensis 'Raspberry Parfait' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Chinese Pink, Indian Pink, Annual Pink, Sweet William
family:  Caryophyllaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 0.20m
width: 0.20m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Biennial or short-lived perennial, usually grown as an annual. Compact bushy habit. Large, fringed flowers of crimson red with blush pink shading dark crimson centres. Excellent free flowering variety.

Well drained, fertile, preferably neutral to acid soil in full sun. Tolerant of hot conditions.

From seed in early spring at 13 to 15°C.

Border edges, bedding and containers. Cut flowers.

other notes:
Fleuroselect gold medal winner.

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