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Dianthus ‘Pop Star’ (Pink)

Pink 'Pop Star', Pop Star Pink, Star Double Series, Dianthus 'Devon Esther'

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Compact and vigorous, Dianthus ‘Pop Star’ (Pink) is a charming evergreen perennial with masses of clove scented, deeply fringed, double, lavender flowers, up to 1.5 in. across (4 cm), adorned with a cherry eye. Blooming from late spring to late summer (with regular deadheading), the frilly blossoms rise on sturdy stems above a tidy mound of grassy, silver-blue 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 border, rock garden or containers. Drought and heat tolerant.

  • Grows up to 6-8 in. tall and wide (15-20 cm).
  • Prefers full sun and enjoys neutral to alkaline, well-drained soils. Excellent choice for hot dry sites or gravelly soils.
  • Extremely versatile, this Dianthus is ideal for beds and borders, garden edging, rock gardens, cottage gardens or containers.
  • Attracts bees and butterflies, but is ignored by deer.
  • Deadhead to prolong flowering. Trim lightly after flowering.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

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 Caryophyllaceae
Genus Dianthus
Common names Dianthus Flower, Gillyflower, Pink
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 6" - 8"
(15cm - 20cm)
Spread 6" - 8"
(15cm - 20cm)
Spacing 8" (20cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Dianthus Early Bird Frosty (Pink)
Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Tiny Rubies’ (Cheddar Pink)
Dianthus carthusianorum (Carthusian Pink)
Dianthus Early Bird Radiance (Pink)
Dianthus ‘First Love’ (Cheddar Pink)
Dianthus chinensis ‘Velvet ‘n Lace’ (Chinese Pink)

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Phlox paniculata (Garden Phlox)
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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 Caryophyllaceae
Genus Dianthus
Common names Dianthus Flower, Gillyflower, Pink
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 6" - 8"
(15cm - 20cm)
Spread 6" - 8"
(15cm - 20cm)
Spacing 8" (20cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage
How Many Plants
Do I Need?
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