Dianthus Firewitch

Border Pinks
USDA Zone: 3-9

A selection of the Border Pinks, a group of Dianthus that are a favorite 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.
Sun Exposure   Full Sun

Soil Type   Normal or Sandy

Soil pH   Neutral or Alkaline or Acid

Soil Moisture   Dry

Care Level   Easy

Flower Color   Deep Pink

Blooming Time   Early Summer   Mid-Summer

Foliage Color   Blue   Grey Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
Accent: Good Texture/Form    Alpine & Rock
Attracts Butterflies    Attracts Hummingbirds
Border    Containers
Cut Flower    Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant    Edging
Evergreen    Fragrant

Flower Head Size   Small

Height    6-8 inches

Spread    8-12 inches

Foot Traffic    Light

Growth Rate   Slow