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Arctic Fire Dianthus

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Arctic Fire Dianthus blossoms shine with brilliant ruby-red eyes glowing against dazzling white petals. Commonly known as Garden Pinks, plants explode with a profusion of flowers in late spring and early summer, carpeting the ground and drawing butterflies to the garden. Dense mats of evergreen foliage provide lush groundcover along walkways and garden borders. Deer resistant. (Dianthus deltoides)
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Botanical Name
Dianthus deltoide
Growing Zones
Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Long Bloom Time, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Evergreen, Container Planting, Small Spaces, Rock Gardens
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
6-8" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to late summer


6-8" tall x 12-18" wide. Arctic Fire Dianthus (Dianthus deltoides) has vibrant, fringed blooms and spicy fragrance. Dianthus (commonly known as Garden Pinks) have delighted gardeners for centuries, it’s a mainstay of cottage gardens and providing nectar for migrating hummingbirds in spring. The low-spreading growth forms an ideal groundcover for stabilizing slopes and edging perennial beds. Blooms make lovely cuttings for nosegays and mini bud vases. The narrow, gray-green foliage provides winter color and a platform for summer perennials. Provide full sun and well-drained alkaline to neutral soil. Dianthus have low water needs and are drought tolerant once established making them ideal for rock gardens and xeriscaping. Plants tolerate afternoon shade in hot climates. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering and shear plants lightly after flowering to promote tight, dense growth.