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Dianthus, Pinks, Snowfire Pink
Winner of the All-America Selections award in 1978, China pink ‘Snowfire’ produces drifts of large, single white flowers with bright, rose-red centers. The lightly fragrant blossoms appear from late spring throughout summer atop compact mounds of linear, grasslike, green foliage. They are held singly on short, sturdy stems, and are attractive to bees and butterflies.
Valued for their colorful, prolific flowers, China pinks are short-lived perennials which are commonly treated as annuals. Plant them in full to part sun and fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil. Avoid soggy conditions and overwatering, as these may cause the plants to rot. Shear back faded flower stems regularly to encourage heavier blooming. China pinks make fine accents in container compositions, and are lovely when massed at the front of mixed beds and borders.
9 - 1
6 - 9
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
Full Sun, Partial Sun
7"-8" / 17.8cm - 20.3cm
8"-9" / 20.3cm - 22.9cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
Green, Light Green
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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