Dianthus Firewitch
Dianthus gratianopolitanus Firewitch
Dianthus gratianopolitanus Firewitch


 
3.5" pot
  $6.95

Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Mature Size: 6" tall, 6 - 12" wide
Light: Full Sun
Blooms: Late Spring to Late Summer
Flower Color: Bright Pink

Available: Spring 2018

Product Code:
DIA-FIR
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Description Plant Care
 
Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Firewitch' (Dianthus Firewitch). 2006 PPA Perennial Plant of the Year! Silvery-blue mats of evergreen, linear foliage. Well-known and loved for the showy, profuse, single, magenta blooms, spring-fall. Native to Cheddar Gorge, England, 'Firewitch' exudes the spicy scent of cloves. Very hardy; good performer. Moderate to fast grower. Heat resistant and tolerant of humidity. Dianthus grow best in loose, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soils. Lime can be added to the soil if it is naturally acidic to raise the pH. Dianthus can be grown in full sun or part shade, but the foliage will not be as lush and fewer flowers will be produced if it is grown in hot, dry areas. Regular watering during prolonged dry spells will be necessary. Excellent for use in containers, as an edger, in rock gardens, scented gardens and the front of the border. If cut back, they often rebloom in early fall. Considered deer resistant once established. Attracts butterflies! Very suitable for gardens in the South.
Special Characteristics:
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Edible
  • Deer Resistant
  • Fragrant
  • Perennial Plant of the Year

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