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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, Sandy, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

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, Sandy, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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Acid soil?

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