Profuse, Perfumed, Pink Firewitch Dianthus
- Perennial Plant of the Year Award-Winner
- Gorgeous, Magenta Pink Flowers
- Frilly Fringed Petals
- Spicy-Sweet Fragrance
- Bring Indoors for Cut Flower Arrangements
- Fine-Textured, Gray-Green Foliage
- Petite and Compact
- Great Nectar Resource for Butterflies and Honey Bees
- Incredible Edging Plant, Ground Cover or "Filler" in Containers
- Widely Adaptable
- Drought Tolerant Once Established
- Deer Don't Prefer the Taste
Showcase these petite, fine-textured plants in your landscape to add a punch of hot color and a zesty fragrance. No wonder Firewitch Dianthus (Dianthus gratianapolitanus 'Firewitch') won the Perennial of the Year award.
You'll fall for the combination of delicate petals, and the sheer visual impact of their bold color. The outstanding, prolific display runs from mid to late spring, completely covering the foliage.
Watch for additional blooms throughout the summer and even into fall! Every single one of their fringed petals will make you happy.
"Pinks", as they are nicknamed, are very fragrant. Their blooms smell like an intoxicating, spicy mix of Clove and Carnations.
The grass-like, gray-green foliage makes a nice, lacy foil for your taller perennials in a border. Add these as exquisite "Filler" to your outdoor containers, as well.
They might look tender and delicate, but they are very rugged. After all, Firewitch is cold hardy all the way up into Canada, laughs at high humidity, and is heat tolerant to blistering Zone 9.
Tiny, mighty Firewitch Dianthus gives you a profuse show of charming flowers and a durable, easy-care addition to your plantings. You'll also enjoy the butterflies, who come for a visit and a nectar snack from the flat blooms.
Fill your space with their wonderful fragrance this season!
How to Use Firewitch Dianthus in the Landscape
These wonderful plants should play a starring role in your Spring Garden. Brighten up the sunny edge of your high-visibility foundation planting. Or, add them to the front of your garden beds as a long "ribbon" of color.
Space them six inches apart on center. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next. They will grow together and touch.
Accent your rock gardens with Firewitch planted at the base of specimen boulders. No need for special care beyond its first season, as the roots get established in your native soil.
Perfume your seating area with containers of Firewitch as a designer "Filler". Love Red Hot cinnamon candies? This plant smells just as spicy-sweet!
If you are handy, try your hand at drying the blooms. Add the petals to handmade sachets and potpourri that stay sweet, never cloying or overpowering.
Make your guests happy by placing them along walkways or paths. They'll ask you all about what the fantastic scent is.
Dianthus is a mainstay in a personal humble-jumble Cottage Garden. Place them by your entryway as a small, showy greeting and well-wishing goodbye.
Create special presents with two or three of them potted up in a pretty container. Give the gift of joy with these lovely plants.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Firewitch needs a sunny site with well-drained soil. It loves the heat, humidity and sun. They need at least 6 hours of sunlight a day to flower their best.
Get their roots well-established in your soil with regular watering during the first year. Once established, they are even tolerant of periodic drought, but apply water in extended dry spells.
Tidy them up by deadheading the spent blooms. You'll encourage additional flushes of pink blooms later in the season.
In early spring, trim down the old foliage to an inch above ground level and gently rake out fallen leaves. Apply an organic, slow-release fertilizer formulated for flowering plants at that time.
Firewitch Dianthus is an outstanding small perennial that helps you make the most of your landscape with color and scent. Order yours from the expert growers at Nature Hills 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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Botanical Name||Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Firewitch'|
|Mature Height||6 - 8 inches|
|Mature Spread||6 - 12 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Foliage Color||Gray Green|
|When To Prune||Early Spring|