2006 Perennial Plant of the Year

Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Firewitch'

Pinks-Cheddar

Dianthus gratianopolitanus ÔFirewitchÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery


Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Firewitch'

Pinks-Cheddar

Shocking magenta pink, clove-scented, 1" single flowers with fringed petals are extremely eye-catching for spring sales. Forms a low, dense carpet of deep blue, evergreen foliage. Shearing back after blooming keeps plants tidy and may promote rebloom.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 9
  • Height: 8-10"
  • Spread: 9-12"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Late Spring, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Blue Shades
  • Flower Color: Pink Shades
  • Fragrant: Yes
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Bee-friendly: No
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 9
  • Height: 8-10"
  • Spread: 9-12"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Late Spring, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Blue Shades
  • Flower Color: Pink Shades
  • Fragrant: Yes
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Bee-friendly: No
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s, 72 Deep
  • Optimal Planting Time: Late Summer-Fall
  • Retail Sales Window: Spring, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average
  • Requires Shade in Production: No
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: Yes
  • Vernalization Beneficial: No