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Fire Star Pinks

SKU:
DIAFST
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SKU:
DIAFST
Weight:
3.00 LBS
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8 inches
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8 inches
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Full Sun
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Dianthus 'Fire Star'
Attracts:
Pollinators, Butterflies
Bloom Time:
Late Spring to Mid Summer
Deer Resistant:
Yes
Evergreen/Deciduous:
Evergreen
Family:
Pinks
Flower Color:
Red
Foliage Color:
Green
Genus:
Dianthus
Growth Rate:
Medium
Hardiness Zone:
3a
Landscape Uses:
Massing, Rock, Edging, Garden, Container
Mature Height:
8 inches
Mature Width:
8 inches
Native:
Prune Time:
Spring Cleanup
Light Needs:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
Average to Moist
_callout-4|Light Needs:
Full Sun
_callout-25|Foliage Color:
Green
_callout-26|Flower Color:
Red
_callout-27|Bloom Time:
Late Spring to Mid Summer
_callout-28|Attracts:
Pollinators, Butterflies
_callout-12|Deer Resistant:
Yes
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Massing, Rock, Edging, Garden, Container

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Product Overview

Dianthus 'Fire Star'
Stunning flowers are fire red with a darker crimson centre above mounds of fine foliage; great for flower arrangements; deadhead to rebloom; pair up with summer blooming perennials and annuals to time a continued flower display

Fire Star Pinks is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Fire Star Pinks is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Features

Fire Star Pinks has masses of beautiful fragrant red frilly flowers with crimson centers at the ends of the stems from late spring to mid summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive narrow leaves remain grayish green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Planting & Growing

Fire Star Pinks will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 6 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Fire Star Pinks is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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