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Fire Star Dianthus

Dianthus 'Devon Xera' PP #14,895

SKU
05968
Fragrant, fiery red flowers with a deep crimson eye appear in abundance throughout the growing season on vigorous, heat tolerant plants with gray-green foliage. An excellent selection for rock and trough gardens. Plant en masse to form a groundcover, or use as a colorful edging at the front of a border. An herbaceous perennial.
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Full sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationdy-AN-thus
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 8 in. tall, 8 to 12 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Edging, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Beardtongue (Penstemon); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Hummingbird Mint (Agastache); Iris (Iris)

Provide enriched, neutral to slightly alkaline, loose, well-drained soil. Benefits from light afternoon shade in hot summer areas. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, reduce frequency. Fertilize regularly during growing season. Remove spent blooms to encourage heavier blooming.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 8

Good to grow!