Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Firewitch'

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Cheddar Pinks

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Very fragrant, medium-pink flowers bloom in May-June and intermittently all summer.
Dianthus are a staple for the sun garden. Perfect for borders, softening the edge of a walkway, in a butterfly or cutting garden.

Height

3-8 Inches

Spread

12 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

Interesting Notes

PPA Perennial Plant of the Year 2006

Bloom Time

May-June

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Thrive in well drained soil. Do not cut back hard before winter. Deadhead for re-bloom.

When to Divide

early spring or fall every 3 years to retain vigor

Good Companions

Tickseed (Coreopsis ), Creeping Baby's Breath (Gypsophila repens), Variegated Sweet Iris (Iris pallida), Moss Phlox (Phlox subulata), Hybrid Sage (Salvia nemerosa), Rockfoil (Saxifraga arendsii), Stonecrop (Sedum reflexum), Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum ), Woolly Thyme (Thymus pseudolanuginosus)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Ground Cover
Containers
Fragrant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Gray
Blue
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Summer
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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