Flower Color:Pink shades, Purple-red shades
Foliage Color:Silver/grey shades
Sunlight:Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun), Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Water Requirements:Low Water Needs, Average Water Needs
Soil Quality:Average Soil Quality
Soil Chemistry:Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0), Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
Bloomtime:Early Summer, Early Fall
Attracts Wings:Attracts Butterflies, Bee Friendly
Critter Resistant:Deer Resistant
Seasonal Interest:Dried Seed Heads, Evergreen
Garden Style:Patio Container, Eclectic, Rock Garden
Other Features:Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy To Grow, Edging, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant
Origin:Not Native to North America
Incredibly vibrant pink flowers cover the evergreen, glaucous blue-grey foliage. The habit is compact and mounding to a height of about 7" tall and wide. Even more wonderful, the flowers exude the spicy scent of cloves. Though budding is most prolific in early summer, plants often rebloom in the fall.
The Dianthus STAR™ series is a Plant Haven introduction from breeder John Whetman of HR Whetman and Son in Devon, England. Though they are described as alpine dianthus, they are actually more complex and are an improvement over the species.