Fire Star Dianthus

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The Unique And Versatile Fire Star Dianthus

  • Fiery Red Flowers
  • Gray Green Foliage
  • Blooms in Late Spring and Early Summer
  • Loves Full Sun Locations
  • Perfect For Cut Flowers
  • Easy to Grow and Maintain
  • Fragrant Flowers
  • Can Be Used as a Ground Cover
  • Upright Growth Habit
  • Fast Growing Perennial

The Fire Star Dianthus (Dianthus 'Devon Xera' PP #14895) has fiery red flowers with a crimson eye. They grow vigorously to create a fragrant, abundant display of unique flowers.

These flourishing flowers grow on grayish green stems. This color of foliage allows the flowers themselves to pop!

The bloom time for the Fire Star Dianthus is in late spring. They grow from 5-7 inches tall, but can be around 8 inches when in full bloom. If this plant is deadheaded, it will rebloom in the fall in warmer climates.

It grows in zones 5-9, making the Fire Star Dianthus the perfect plant for most U.S. states!

Not only is the presence eye catching, but this plant is heat tolerant, versatile, and fast growing! There's no better than the Fire Star Dianthus--order yours today!

How to use Fire Star Dianthus in the Landscape

The possibilities with the Fire Star Dianthus are endless. Don't be afraid to get creative with this plant regarding your landscape.

Plant it in a rock garden for colorful decoration! Additionally, it works wonderfully as a ground cover.

Using these to create a flower bed or edging will improve your curb appeal instantly.

People also use the Fire Star Dianthus as decorative walls or simply planted in a pot!

It's very popular as a border decoration for any siding, porch, or fence.

They work well in places where grass isn't growing easily, and it is a fresh new color for your landscape!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Plant your fiery red flowers in a full sun location. They adore basking in the sunlight, and the flowers sparkle in the sunlight like no other. They will tolerate afternoon shade and humidity as well.

The Fire Star Dianthus prefers to live in neutral to slightly alkaline soil. They require well drained soil too. This ensures that water won't drown the roots.

When first planted, water deeply and regularly to establish its root system. Once the roots are established, water as needed. If the plant is dry from the sun, water it.

Pruning is recommended during early spring so the next bloom grows to its full potential. It is also recommended that the flowers are deadheaded before fall so they can bloom once more.

Remember to remove spent blooms so the blooms are heavier next year. This creates room for fuller, prettier blooms.

This gorgeous Fire Star Dianthus is guaranteed to sell out every time it is in stock. Order your fiery perennial today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Fire Star Dianthus Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Dianthus 'Fire Star'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 5 - 8 inches
Mature Spread 8 - 12 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Gray Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes