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Dianthus Firewitch

Pinks, Carnations
$15.95 $7.97 ea.
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2006 PPA Plant of the Year
Long flowering German Hybrid with ice-blue foliage forms a tidy mat that stays evergreen. Dianthus Firewitch has brilliant pink single flowers that have frilled petals combined with a pleasing clove scent.

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Code DIFW

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Plant Type Perennials, Groundcovers

Species gratianopolitanus

Height Short 10-12"

Spacing Plant 12" apart

Bloom Time Mid-Spring to Mid-Summer

Sun / Shade Full Sun

Zones 3-9

Soil Type Normal, Sandy

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Product

PPA Plant of the Year

Chosen by a national association of gardeners and growers, these standout perennials are suitable for a wide range of growing climates, require little maintenance and offer multiple-season interest!

Special Features

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Evergreen
  • Fragrant
  • Long-Blooming
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Groundcovers

Dianthus General Information

Foliage remains evergreen in all but the coldest winters. Dianthus gratianopolitanus forms spreading low mats of blue green foliage.Dianthus are garden classics, appearing in many shapes and colors, most with blue/green or blue frosted quill-like foliage. Long blooming, perfect for small bouquets-most are fragrant. A cottage garden is not complete without several Dianthus. All are heat tolerant and low maintenance beauties. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Dianthus Plant Care

Shear off old flowering stems and approximately 1/3 of the foliage after blooming. Foliage will quickly recover and look nice, even into winter. Prefers loose and sandy alkaline soils. Can be divided in spring every 2-3 years.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October