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DIANTHUS 'Telstar Scarlet'

Image of Dianthus 'Telstar Scarlet' (TELSTAR SERIES)

Family

Caryophyllaceae

Botanical Name

DIANTHUS 'Telstar Scarlet'( TELSTAR SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Dianthus, Telstar Scarlet Dianthus

General Description

With its showy flowers and long season of bloom, this hybrid of sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) and Dianthus chinensis is a star of the late spring, summer, and fall garden (or the winter garden in mild climates). Flat heads of fiery orange-red flowers emerge in late spring and seem to float atop compact, narrow-leaved plants. The fringed blooms are mildly fragrant.

Telstar Scarlet is perfect for mixed borders, edging, containers, or cottage gardens. It also works well as a seasonal annual. Moderately moist, well drained soil and full sun suits it best. It's best to shear back spent flower stems. The foliage will soon recover and look tidy into winter.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    10 - 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, Fall, Winter

  • Native To

    Europe, Northern Europe, Western Europe

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • 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

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, 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

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Edging, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No