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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
description:
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.

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

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

usage:
Border edges, bedding and containers. Cut flowers.

other notes:
Fleuroselect gold medal winner.

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