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Alpine Pinks

Dianthus 'Superstar' PP025077

Flowers are fragrant with a hint of cloves, long-blooming. The flower itself has a white and pink pattern with a cherry-colored eye.

This collection is considered the best in Dianthus genetics with attractive, mounding foliage, excellent vigour and heat tolerance. Flowers are fragrant with a hint of cloves, long-blooming and come in wonderful colour combinations. This selection features serrated, overlapping petals in a white, hot pink and cherry combination. Heaviest bloom time is the spring but plants will bloom sporadically throughout the summer and into the fall. One of the Star™ Single collection from Whetman Pinks in Devon, UK. USPP#25077: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms mid spring, Blooms fall

Mature Height:

6-8 In

Hardiness Zone:

5-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun

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

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.