Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Dianthus gratianopolitanus


Full Sun
Partial Shade
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flowers

Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Firewitch' (Caryophyllaceae)
(dye-AN-thus grah-tee-ah-no-pol-i-TAY-nus)
Cheddar Pinks

2006 Plant of the Year, Perennial Plant Association. If your Dianthus collection is a bit too pastel for your tastes, tuck in a bit of 'Firewitch'. Brilliant, bright magenta, clove-scented blooms top silvery-blue, evergreen leaves. Heavy spring bloom is followed by sporadic summertime rebloom. Foliage tops out at 4" and flowers at 6-8", resulting in a tight and tidy groundcover and path edger for sunny to partially shady, well-drained locations.

Bloom color: magenta
Bloom period: mid-spring
Height: 6-8"
Spread: 1-1.5'
Zones: 3-8

Container size: Qt.
Price: $9