First Love® Dianthus

Dianthus 'First Love'

SKU
06773
Noted for the multiple hues of its dainty blossoms, this compact perennial blooms nearly continuously from spring until frost. From compact, silvery blue-green foliage, the flowers emerge white, change to pink and age to lavender-rose. May bloom year-round in warmer climates. Essential to the cottage garden and perennial border.
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Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.

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Botanical Pronunciationdy-AN-thus
LoreA 2001 Plant Select® award recipient. Plant Select® is a collaboration of Colorado State University, Denver Bonanic Gardens, and the green industry, helping gardeners and horticultural professionals transform the American landscape to a vibrancy inspired by our western regional landscape.
Average Size at MaturityGrows to 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate spring to fall; nearly year-round in warm climates.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.

Prefers fertile, well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Re-blooms best if sheared after spring flush.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3 - 9

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