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Firewitch Dianthus

Dianthus gratianapolitanus 'Firewitch'

SKU
00472
Magenta-pink flowers bloom profusely, with a wonderful spicy clove-like fragrance. Blue-gray, compact foliage quickly forms a solid mat, making it an excellent groundcover or rock garden plant. Essential to the cottage garden and perennial borders. A hardy herbaceous perennial that may remain evergreen in warmer winter regions.
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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/Firewise, 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.
Companion PlantsLavender (Lavandula); Phlox (Phlox); Coneflower (Echinacea); Speedwell (Veronica); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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