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Alpine Pinks

Dianthus 'Fire Star' PP14,895, CPBR3111, COPF

Ruffled, fiery crimson red blooms with dark center and anthers on bushy grey-green foliage. This variety has a unique spicy clove fragrance.

A selection of the Border Pinks or Cheddar Pinks, a group of Dianthus that are a favourite for planting in rock gardens or using as a border edging. This British introduction forms a mound of grassy grey-green foliage, with an early summer display of fragrant fiery-red single flowers with a crimson eyezone. Shear plants back lightly after blooming to maintain a tight, compact habit. Inclined to repeat flower in the fall. Plants require good drainage and are an excellent choice for hot dry sites or gravelly soils. Combines beautifully with other low alpine or edging plants. Attractive to butterflies. Evergreen. USPP#14895, CPBR#3111: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms late spring to fall

Mature Height:

6-8 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

5-8 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 62-65° F under long days with high lights levels. Keep soil evenly moist avoiding extremes. Provide good air circulation and keep foliage dry, especially at night. Once plants are actively growing, apply a slow release fertilizer. Plants generally finish in 6-8 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Do not plant crown below soil. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in any soil that drains well. Full sun is preferred but will tolerate partial shade although the blooms might not be as prolific.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.