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botanical name:
Dianthus 'Fire Star'
Dianthus 'Fire Star' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Pink
family:  Caryophyllaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 0.20m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Dwarf Pink. Vivid red flowers with deeper red centres. Clove scented. Compact mounds of glaucous grey-green foliage. Vigorous grower.

cultivation:
Well drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Dislikes high humidity. Drought tolerant once established.
Deadhead to tidy and prolong flowering.

propagation:
From cuttings.

usage:
Alpine or rock gardens, containers

other notes:
From Whetman Pinks, Devon
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