Dianthus Firewitch


SKU: PER10-Dianthus Firewitch

Cheddar Pinks

Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Firewitch'

This cultivar has the bluest foliage with shocking magenta fringed fragrant blooms.
Perennial of the Year 2006

A selection of the Border Pinks, a group of Dianthus that are a favourite for planting in rock gardens or using as a border edging. This outstanding variety forms a low clump of grassy blue-grey foliage, with a long summer display of fragrant single magenta-pink blooms. Shear plants back lightly after blooming to maintain a tight, compact habit. Plants require good drainage and are an excellent choice for hot dry sites or gravelly soils. Combines beautifully with other low alpine plants. Attractive to butterflies. Evergreen. Selected as the 2006 PERENNIAL PLANT of the YEAR.

Bloom Time:  Blooms summer to fall

Mature Height:  6-8 Inches

Hardiness Zone:  3-9

Exposure:  Full Sun,Partial Shade

Plant in any soil that drains well. Full sun is preferred but will tolerate partial shade although the blooms might not be as prolific.

1 gallon container