Dianthus gratianopolitanus Firewitch

Pinks, Carnations

$13.95 ea. (3+ discount) $13.50 ea.

In stock for Fall 2018

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Plant Code: DIFW

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2006 Perennial Plant Association's Plant of the Year. Long flowering German Hybrid with ice-blue foliage forms a tidy mat that stays evergreen. Firewitch has brilliant pink single flowers that have frilled petals combined with a pleasing clove scent.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 10-12"
Spacing: Plant 12" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Spring to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Pink
Accent: Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Evergreen
  • Fragrant
  • Groundcovers
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More

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.

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.