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DIANTHUS 'Brilliant Star'

Image of Dianthus 'Brilliant Star' PP13025

Yoder Brothers

Family

Caryophyllaceae

Botanical Name

DIANTHUS 'Brilliant Star' PP13025

Plant Common Name

Brilliant Star Dianthus, Hybrid Pinks

General Description

The colorful and fragrant ‘Brilliant Star’ produces abundant flowers all season, if provided good care and regular deadheading. This exceptional pink was bred in Dawlish, Devon, England by John Whetman and is a cross between Dianthus ‘Whatfield Cyclops’ and an unnamed pollen parent.

Its dark green strappy leaves are evergreen and form spreading, low-growing mounds. From early summer to frost, it produces fragrant white blossoms with burgundy centers and jagged pinked edges. Deadheading will encourage further bloom but the first flush is always the heaviest.

Grow Dianthus in full to partial sun and any well-drained garden soil with a neutral to alkaline pH. This is a low-maintenance perennial with few pest and disease problems, though overwatering can cause crown and root rot. It is carefree and ideal for bedding, containers or any perennial garden with good light.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm

  • Width

    6"-12" / 15.2cm - 30.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Burgundy

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No