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Dianthus x chinensis 'Corona Cherry Magic' (Pink 'Corona Cherry Magic')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Dianthus x chinensis 'Corona Cherry Magic'

Other names

Pink 'Corona Cherry Magic'

Genus

Dianthus Dianthus

Variety or Cultivar

'Corona Cherry Magic' _ 'Corona Cherry Magic' is an evergreen perennial with grey-green, linear leaves. In summer, it bears pale lavender flowers with cherry-red markings.


Dianthus x chinensis 'Corona Cherry Magic' is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Pale-lavender, Red in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Slugs Aphids , Slugs

Rust Rust

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly.

Propagation methods

Layering, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Dianthus x chinensis 'Corona Cherry Magic' (Pink 'Corona Cherry Magic') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Garden edging, Greenhouse, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained acid-free soil in full sun. Improve soil with well-rotted manure or garden compost. Apply a balanced fertiliser in spring.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Dianthus x chinensis 'Corona Cherry Magic'

Other names

Pink 'Corona Cherry Magic'

Genus

Dianthus Dianthus

Variety or Cultivar

'Corona Cherry Magic' _ 'Corona Cherry Magic' is an evergreen perennial with grey-green, linear leaves. In summer, it bears pale lavender flowers with cherry-red markings.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Pale-lavender, Red in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Slugs

Specific diseases

Rust

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly.

Propagation methods

Layering, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Dianthus x chinensis 'Corona Cherry Magic' (Pink 'Corona Cherry Magic') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Garden edging, Greenhouse, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained acid-free soil in full sun. Improve soil with well-rotted manure or garden compost. Apply a balanced fertiliser in spring.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Dianthus x chinensis 'Corona Cherry Magic' (Pink 'Corona Cherry Magic')

Common pest name

Omnivorous leafroller

Scientific pest name

Platynota stultana

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous pest which could be potentially damaging to a range of crops if introduced to the UK. Awareness raising amongst the industry is needed. Also need to monitor developments in Spain where the pest is already present and consider whether EU regulation is warranted.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Dianthus x chinensis 'Corona Cherry Magic' (Pink 'Corona Cherry Magic')

Common pest name

American serpentine leaf miner; chrysanthemum leaf miner

Scientific pest name

Liriomyza trifolii

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Regulated pest already subject to review at the EU level (2013). Regularly intercepted in the trade.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Dianthus x chinensis 'Corona Cherry Magic' (Pink 'Corona Cherry Magic')

Common pest name

African cottom leafworm; Cotton leafworm; Egyptian cotton leafworm; Egyptian cotton worm; Mediterranean climbing cutworm; Meditteranea Brocade; Tobacco cutworm

Scientific pest name

Spodoptera littoralis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Regulated pest; frequently intercepted with occasional outbreaks which have been successfully eradicated in the UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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