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Dianthus 'Fire Star' (Pink)

Pink 'Fire Star', Fire Star Maiden Pink, Dianthus 'Devon Xera'


Noted for its compact growth and long blooming season, Dianthus 'Fire Star' (Pink) is a vigorous semi-evergreen perennial which produces an abundance of clove-scented, brilliant red flowers, up to 1.5 in. across (4 cm), adorned with a darker crimson eye. Blooming in late spring to mid summer, the fiery blossoms, up to 3-5 per stem, rise slightly above a dense glaucous mound of narrow, gray-green leaves. Some sporadic rebloom in the summer may occur, specifically if the plant is deadheaded regularly. Easy to grow, and perfect for adding a splash of color in the garden, this Garden Pink makes an excellent ground cover and a cheerful edging at the front of sunny borders. Great for the rock garden too! Heat tolerant and evergreen in mild climates.

  • Grows up to 6-9 in. tall (15-27 cm) and 6-12 in. wide (15-30 cm).
  • Prefers full sun and enjoys neutral to alkaline, well-drained soils.
  • Extremely versatile, this Dianthus is ideal for rock gardens, border fronts. Effective as a ground cover in small areas or as edging plant too. Excellent choice for hot dry sites or gravelly soils.
  • Attracts bees and butterflies, but is ignored by deer.
  • Deadhead to prolong flowering. Consider cutting the plant back after flowering in order to tidy the plant and to promote additional bloom in late summer or early fall.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Dianthus
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 6" – 9" (15cm – 22cm)
Spread 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Dianthus
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 6" – 9" (15cm – 22cm)
Spread 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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