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DIANTHUS (STARLETTE)

Image of Dianthus 'Evian' (STARLETTE, STAR SERIES)

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Family

Caryophyllaceae

Botanical Name

DIANTHUS 'Evian'( STARLETTE, STAR SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Cheddar Pinks, Starlette Cheddar Pinks

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General Description

Worthy of top billing in just about any perennial border, Star Series dianthus draw applause with their multicolored, fragrant flowers displayed against compact mounds of handsome blue-green foliage. The fringed, intricately patterned, single flowers are white, pink, red, or purple with boldly contrasting markings. Flowering begins and is heaviest in late spring but may continue sporadically through summer if spent blooms are removed.

Like most pinks, Star Series dianthus like sun and well-drained, slightly alkaline soil. They offer higher vigor and disease resistance than many traditional cultivars of dianthus. Their compact size and bold color make them ideal choices for rock gardens, borders, or containers such as window boxes.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 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"-12" / 15.2cm - 30.5cm

  • Width

    6"-12" / 15.2cm - 30.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin, Europe, Northern Europe, Western Europe

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Red, Pink, Light Pink, Magenta, Rose, Crimson, Dark Red

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor, Multi-Color

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green, Blue Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Light Green, Blue Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Light Green, Blue Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Light Green, Blue Green, Gray 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

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Edging, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds, Hummingbirds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No