Dianthus Star™ Single Fire Star

Whetman Star Pinks
USDA Zone: 5-9

A selection of the Border Pinks or Cheddar Pinks, a group of Dianthus that are a favorite for planting in rock gardens or using as a border edging. This British introduction forms a mound of grassy grey-green foliage, with an early summer display of fragrant fiery-red single flowers with a crimson eyezone. Shear plants back lightly after blooming to maintain a tight, compact habit. Inclined to repeat flower in the fall. Plants require good drainage and are an excellent choice for hot dry sites or gravelly soils. Combines beautifully with other low alpine or edging plants. Attractive to butterflies. Evergreen. One of the Star™ Single collection from Whetman Pinks in Devon, UK. USPP#14895, CPBR#3111: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.

Sun Exposure   Full Sun

Soil Type   Normal or Sandy

Soil pH   Neutral or Alkaline or Acid

Soil Moisture   Dry

Care Level   Easy

Flower Color   Red

Blooming Time   Early Summer   Mid-Summer   Late Spring

Foliage Color   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    8-10 inches

Foot Traffic    None

Growth Rate    Slow