Dianthus 'Fire Star' Pinks

$13.95
$13.95
Size

Description

Dianthus 'Fire Star' has fragrant, cherry red carnation-like flowers with a darker eye over gray-green foliage. Dianthus 'Fire Star' is a heavy bloomer in early spring with random blooms all summer and fall. One of our favorite perennial Pinks, it is great for cutting and great in containers or the border.

Dianthus 'Fire Star' requires good drainage, especially in winter. Tolerant of drought and coastal conditions. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant.

Characteristics

  • Common Names: PInks
  • Zones: 5-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Good drainage, especially in winter
  • Height at Maturity: 6-8
  • Width at Maturity: 12
  • Bloom Color: Red
  • Bloom Time: Spring /Summer
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Patent #: 14895

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

 IMPORTANT: We are at capacity for shipping the week of 4/8. All new orders will be shipped the week of 4/15 (or later, if your Zone has not started shipping in the list below).

(Zone 7 is by far our largest group of orders, and we appreciate your patience while we work extra hard to make this happen. Thank you!)

 

All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

    • Zones 9&10: Already started
    • Zone 8: Already started
    • Zone 7: Starting April 8th
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

If you wish to receive your plants earlier than what's on this schedule, please send us an email after you place the order. Please note that we only ship on Mondays and Tuesdays for the safety of the plants in transit.

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We ship via UPS & USPS (the Post Office), and their ship rates are automatically generated through our site. We do not profit on shipping costs. We are working with these providers to get our customers the best rates possible.

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.