Flashing Lights Dianthus
Dianthus deltoides 'Flashing Lights'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||Dianthus produces carnations renowned for their fragrance, and these smaller pinks can be found in nearly all English cottage gardens. They are well know to gardens dating back to Medieval times and before.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Mat forming perennial 18 in. high, 12 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Summer and fall|
|Design Ideas||These dense little mounding perennials are widely adaptable and quite popular for front of the border, as edging and massed into groundcover. Often part of her gardens for scented flowers. May take up residence in nooks of old walls and crannies of rock gardens, banks and slopes. Exceptional at back of curbs. A perfect filler for edges of flagstone paths and along planted steps.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Fire Wise, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Gift Plant|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Dianthis always works well with other hardy perennials of smaller stature such as Pixie Meadowbrite Coneflower, (Echinacea 'Cone 2'), Vesuvius Coral Bells, Heuchera x 'Vesuvius'), Volcano Purple White Eye Phlox, (Phlox paniculata 'Barthirtythree'), Farmington New York Aster, (Aster novae-angliae 'Baldco') and Golden Zebra Landscape Artistry Daylilies, (Hemerocallis x 'Malja').|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8