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Devon Cottage™ Ruby's Tuesday Pinks

Dianthus 'Valda Kitty'

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Devon Cottage™ Ruby's Tuesday Pinks (Dianthus 'Valda Kitty') at Valley View Farms

Devon Cottage™ Ruby's Tuesday Pinks flowers

Devon Cottage™ Ruby's Tuesday Pinks flowers

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Plant Height:  12 inches

Flower Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Border Pinks, Cheddar Pinks

Group/Class:  Devon Cottage Series

Brand:  Whetman Pinks

Description:

Large, double, ruby red blooms on strong stems, above mounds of fine silver-blue foliage; great for flower arrangements; deadhead to rebloom; pair up with summer blooming perennials and annuals to time a continued flower display

Ornamental Features

Devon Cottage™ Ruby's Tuesday Pinks has masses of beautiful fragrant ruby-red frilly flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to early fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive narrow leaves remain silvery blue in color with hints of grayish green throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Devon Cottage™ Ruby's Tuesday Pinks is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Devon Cottage™ Ruby's Tuesday Pinks is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Devon Cottage™ Ruby's Tuesday Pinks will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 14 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Devon Cottage™ Ruby's Tuesday Pinks is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features
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