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Dianthus 'Frosty Fire' (Pink)

Pink 'Frosty Fire', Frosty Fire Pink


Dianthus 'Frosty Fire' (Pink) is an eye-catching evergreen perennial with masses of fragrant, fiery red, double flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm). Blooming in early summer and early fall, the vivid blossoms rise on short, stout stems above a low cushion of grassy, icy blue-green leaves. Easy to grow, and perfect for adding a splash of color in the garden, this Garden Pink is an excellent addition to the sunny rock garden, fabulous in containers and a cheerful edger at the front of the border. Drought and salt tolerant.

  • Grows up to 6 in. tall (15 cm) and 9 in. wide (22 cm).
  • Prefers full sun and enjoys neutral to alkaline, well-drained soils. Will tolerate some shade in the afternoon
  • Extremely versatile, this Dianthus is ideal for rock gardens, border fronts, garden edging or containers.
  • Attracts bees and butterflies, but is ignored by deer and rabbits.
  • Deadhead to prolong flowering. Trim lightly after flowering to maintain a tight, compact mound.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 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, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early)
Fall
Height 6" (15cm)
Spread 9" (22cm)
Spacing 9" (22cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, 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 3 – 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, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early)
Fall
Height 6" (15cm)
Spread 9" (22cm)
Spacing 9" (22cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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