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Alpine Pinks

Dianthus 'Neon Star' PP14,549, CPBR2751, COPF

Fluorescent, neon pink fringed petals have a spicy clove fragrance and grow atop a compact mound of blue-gray foliage. Perpetually flowering with high bud counts.

Pinks are especially popular as edging plants or in the rock garden. This British selection forms a low, grassy cushion of grey-green leaves, bearing upright stems of deep magenta-pink single flowers with a spicy clove fragrance. Drought tolerant once established. Shear lightly after blooming. Flowers may be attractive to butterflies. Evergreen. This selection may well prove to be hardy to Zone 3 or colder, but excellent drainage is essential. USPP#14549, CPBR#2751: 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.