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DIANTHUS 'Ideal Select Whitefire'

Image of Dianthus 'Ideal Select Whitefire' (IDEAL SELECT SERIES)

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Family

Caryophyllaceae

Botanical Name

DIANTHUS 'Ideal Select Whitefire'( IDEAL SELECT SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Ideal Select Whitefire Sweet William, Sweet William

General Description

Fragrant, white flowers mottled with red cover 'Ideal Select Whitefire' from spring to summer. This short-lived, bushy perennial is a cross between the China pink (Dianthus chinensis) and Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus). It has a compact, uniform habit and produces dense clusters of small red and white flowers with toothed or "pinked" edges. Regular deadheading will prolong blooming.

Pinks grow best in full sun and prefer average to fertile soil with good drainage. These fine bedding plants make a great addition to sunny flower gardens, containers or rock gardens.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 8

  • 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

  • Height

    8"-10" / 20.3cm - 25.4cm

  • Width

    6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm

  • Bloom Time

    Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Red

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    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

    Medium

  • 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