Common Name: Pinks Dianthus Neon Star

Height:7.0 Inches

Spread:7.0 Inches

Hardiness Zones:5,6,7,8,9

 

Flower Color:Pink shadesPurple-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 NeedsAverage Water Needs

 

Soil Quality:Average Soil Quality

Soil Chemistry:Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)

Bloomtime:Early SummerEarly Fall

Attracts Wings:Attracts ButterfliesBee Friendly

Critter Resistant:Deer Resistant

 

Seasonal Interest:Dried Seed HeadsEvergreen

Growth Rate:Medium

Garden Style:Patio ContainerEclecticRock Garden

Other Features:Border PlantContainerCut FlowerCut FoliageDried FlowerDrought TolerantEasy To GrowEdgingFragrant FlowersFragrant FoliageMass PlantingSalt 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.