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Dianthus 'Fire Star' - Pinks (photo credit: Growing Colors)

Perennials

Dianthus 'Fire Star'

Pinks

Dianthus 'Fire Star' (Devon Xera) forms a mound of grassy grey-green foliage, with an early summer display of fragrant fiery-red single flowers with a crimson eye. Cut plants back lightly after blooming to maintain a tight, compact habit and to encourage repeat flowering in the fall. Plants require good drainage and are an excellent choice for hot dry sites or gravelly soils. Evergreen in warm winter climates. Attractive to butterflies.

Additional:

Dianthus 'Fire Star' or Devon Xera, is a member of the Star Series resulting from a breeding program of John Whetman (HR Whetman and Sons) in Devon, England. It is noted for its compact growth, fragrant blooms, abundant flowering and extended bloom period!

Nectar source for the following butterflies--Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtail

Pinks Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Consider cutting plants back after main bloom in order to keep the plant tidy and to promote additional bloom in late summer or early fall.

Height:

8-10 Inches

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Spread:

6-12 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

5 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Dianthus 'Fire Star'

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Butterflies
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Attributes
Edging
Fragrant
Border or Bed
Great Foliage
Container
Rock Garden
Cut Flower
Drought Tolerant
Great Companion Plants for Dianthus 'Fire Star'
English Lavender English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead')
Daylily Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Pardon Me')
Tickseed Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora 'Presto')
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