Firewitch Dianthus

Dianthus gratianapolitanus 'Firewitch'

A late flowering cultivar extends the bloom season. Plants produce a low, dense mound of attractive green gray foliage. Blooms in late spring over about 10 weeks with small single, stunning magenta pink fragrant flowers. Repeat blooms if promptly sheared after spring flush. Highly valued rock garden plant or tightly spaced as edging and masses. Small size and long blooming color is perfect for troughs and pots. Essential to cottage garden and perennial border. Evergreen perennial. Full sun. Fast growing 1 ft. and wide.
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Full sun, Partial sun

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

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Botanical Pronunciationdy-AN-thus grat-ee-an-oh-pol-it-AH-nus
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 1 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring, repeating through fall if spent blooms are promptly removed.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureBright, Fragrant Blooms

Provide enriched, neutral to slightly alkaline, loose, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild, periodic drought. Fertilize regularly during growing season. Remove spent blooms to encourage heavier blooming.

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