Fully double fuchsia purple flowers are a new color for the FRUIT PUNCH® series and a unique color for hardy Dianthus. The florist quality blooms are among the largest in the series, reaching 1½-2" wide. Compared with fellow large flowered phenom 'Cranberry Cocktail', 'Funky Fuchsia' has much less red flowers. Glaucous blue-green foliage is semi-evergreen.
Members of the Dianthus FRUIT PUNCH® series share the following traits: semi to fully double, fragrant flowers, and good heat and humidity tolerance. Flowers appear in early summer, and a quick shearing after flowering will encourage them to rebloom in early fall. FRUIT PUNCH® Dianthus are just the right size to edge the front of the sunny border and use in combination containers.
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.