Dianthus 'Firewitch' Cheddar Pinks



Dianthus 'Firewitch' has extremely fragrant, single, magenta blooms above low, clump forming grassy blue-green leaves. Evergreen, Dianthus 'Firewtich' was chosen Perennial Plant Association's 2015 Perennial Plant of the Year. A cultivar of Dianthus gratianopolitanus, also known as Cheddar Pinks, 'Firewitch' is a great performer, even in the humid South. It is the longest blooming Pinks in our nursery.

Dianthus 'Firewitch' prefers full sun, excellent drainage, and slightly alkaline soil that is drier in winter. It is drought tolerant and suitable for coastal conditions.


  • Common Names: Cheddar Pinks
  • Zones: 3-8
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist soil, must be well-drained
  • Height at Maturity: 3-6
  • Width at Maturity: 12
  • Bloom Color: Pink
  • Bloom Time: Midspring to midfall
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features: Container Plant. Cut Flower. Evergreen. Fragrant.

Care and Growing Tips

When the blooms are all or mostly spent, trim the plant back by about 1/3 of its size. This will refresh the foliage and encourage rebloom.

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Shipping Info

Your order will be shipped within ten days of placing it, either on a Monday or a Tuesday. Your plants will arrive 2-3 days after you get an email with the tracking number.

This is to avoid plants getting stuck in transit over a weekend. Please trust that our small team is working as efficiently as possible to get these live plants to you safely. We appreciate your patience!

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.