Dianthus Stargazer

Star™ Series

Pinks, Carnations

$16.95 ea. (3+ discount) $16.50 ea.

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Plant Code: DISG

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Glistening white flowers with a deep burgundy eye are lavishly scattered atop mounding silver-blue foliage like twinkling points of light in a night sky. Exceptionally frilled petals, non-stop flowers, and its spicy scent draw eyes downward for a unique ‘Stargazer’ experience. Dianthus Stargazer is at home in mixed borders, containers, butterfly, heirloom and cutting gardens. From the Star™ Series, Whetman® Pinks Ltd and Plant Haven have developed this collection touted for their diminutive habit and unforgettable spicy fragrance. Perfect for long-lasting flowers and renowned heat tolerance – truly a benchmark of Dianthus breeding!


Type: Perennials
Height: Short 8-10"
Spacing: Plant 6-8" apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: White
Patent: PP26,776
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

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

Dianthus General Information

Foliage remains evergreen in all but the coldest winters. 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.