Flashing Lights Dianthus

Dianthus deltoides 'Flashing Lights'

Hardy, mat-forming perennial with bright-green leaves and salmon-scarlet flowers. Showy ground or bank cover and useful as edging plants. Evergreen perennial.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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LoreDianthus 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 MaturityMat forming perennial 18 in. high, 12 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer and fall
Design IdeasThese 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureGift Plant
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsDianthis 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

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