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Dianthus Starburst PP21,162

 
 
Dianthus Starburst PP21,162, Dianthus
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Dianthus Starburst is a flash of color in spring with double petals of red, pink and white that form unique patterns. This dianthus is fragrant, drought tolerant and will rebloom if old flowers are removed. A versatile plant that performs well in boarders, containers and is gorgoeus in rock gardens. (Dianthus)

Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Groundcover
Groundcover
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Rock Gardens
Rock Gardens
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 7-9" tall, 7-9" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to late summer
Size Plant - 3.5" pot
SKU 9DIAN

Plant Information

Dianthus is the botanical name of a great group of flowers that includes wild Sweet William, the pinks, and of course, the carnations. Some of the pinks have been in gardens since Elizabethan times, and of today the carnation is a mainstay of the florist trade. Dianthus species are not at all hard to grow, and once theyre happy in your garden, theyll return every year with more and more color and fragrance.

Seeds? Yes, we have the meadow favorite, Wild Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) in our wildflower seed department. Its a favorite biennial that creates waves of magnificent colors (several colors and bicolors) in wildflower meadows. And its a snap to grow.

SKU 9DIAN
Common Name Pinks
Botanical Name Dianthus
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 7-9" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 7-9" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Groundcover, Extended Blooms, Rock Gardens
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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