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DIANTHUS 'Spangled Star'

Image of Dianthus 'Spangled Star' (STAR SERIES) PP13029

Yoder Brothers

Family

Caryophyllaceae

Botanical Name

DIANTHUS 'Spangled Star'( STAR SERIES) PP13029

Plant Common Name

Cheddar Pinks, Spangled Star Cheddar Pinks

General Description

The Star Series dianthus are hybrid perennials selected for their dwarf, mounded habit, blue-green leaves, and brilliantly colored, clove-scented flowers. The cultivar 'Spangled Star' bears fragrant, fringed, scarlet flowers with bright pink blotches and margins from late spring through summer (if deadheaded). Plant in full sun and well-drained, slightly alkaline soil. 'Spangled Star' works well in the rock garden or at the front of the sunny border.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 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

  • Height

    7"-9" / 17.8cm - 22.9cm

  • Width

    7"-9" / 17.8cm - 22.9cm

  • Bloom Time

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

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

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

    Red, Pink

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Blue Green, Gray

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Blue Green, Gray

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Blue Green, Gray

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Blue Green, Gray

  • 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

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Alpine, Container, Cutflower, Edging, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No