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 they're happy in your garden, they'll 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. It's a favorite biennial that creates waves of magnificent colors (several colors and bicolors) in wildflower meadows. And its a snap to grow.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3" Pot
Fire Star Alpine Pinks PP#14895
Dianthus Fire Star PP#14895
5, 6, 7, 8
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Late spring to fall
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Silvery green mounds of foliage.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Easy To Grow, Deer Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Evergreen, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Plants For Small Spaces
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Poisonous if ingested. Skin and eye irritant. Toxic to dogs and cats.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|