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Firewitch Dianthus

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'Firewitch' Dianthus is a tough award-winning perennial with a delicate appearance. In late spring, the grassy gray-green foliage is topped with hundreds of starry flowers in a stunning electric pink with a light evocative fragrance. Sunny rock gardens, slopes, and dry, sunny gardens are a perfect fit, where the bright flowers contrast stone and soil. (Dianthus gratianopolitanus)
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Botanical Name
Dianthus gratianopolitanus Firewitch
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Long Bloom Time, Fragrant, Evergreen, Small Spaces, Rock Gardens
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
8" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


'Firewitch' Dianthus makes it easy to see how Dianthus earns its common name, Garden Pinks. This plant was the 2005 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year. Dianthus make fantastic perennial plants for sunny spots, particularly in rock, alpine, or crevice gardens where their bright flower colors contrast spectacularly with natural browns and greys. They prefer well-drained soil, and are fairly drought tolerant once established. Flowers have almost a feathered appearance to their petal structure, with a soft, silky texture. Deadheading dianthus will encourage further blooms, and plants can be dug and divided in the autumn or the spring. Ensure adequate moisture is provided to establish new roots.