Heart Attack Dianthus
An Exciting, Long-Blooming Display
Seeing a Heart Attack Dianthus in bloom will overwhelm you with such excitement that you’ll have a “heart attack”…at least that’s the idea! While this remarkable biennial won’t actually give you a heart attack, it’s sure to thrill you with its breathtaking display. The show begins with a profusion of deep red blooms appear in spring, accompanied by foliage that begins red.
Each petite, velvety blossom features serrated edges for a soft, fluffy appearance and is dotted with the slightest hint of a white stamen at the center. The dramatic color joins with glossy, dark green foliage and a subtle fragrance to draw in pollinators. Butterflies, hummingbirds and bees flutter amid the adorable blossoms, adding to Heart Attack’s allure. Heart Attack will maintain a showy display for 8-10 weeks, a remarkable value in a blooming perennial.
Your Heart Attach Dianthus will grow up to two feet tall with a one foot spread. It’s adaptive to a variety of soils and generally easy to care for. Heart Attack doesn’t require deadheading, but a gentle sheering will certainly encourage an even more aggressive bloom and tighter form. Plant several of these for a bright little border along your sidewalk. You could also place one in your perennial bed as an accent, or plant a few in containers around taller plants for a full display.
Unlike other varieties, Heart Attack Dianthus tends more toward perennial than biennial, providing a longer period of enjoyment. It’s a beautiful little plant that will fill your yard with weeks of deep red color this year.
* Brilliant, fragrant flowers
* Good groundcover and container plant
* Heat tolerant
* Rabbit resistant
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Dianthus 'Heart Attack'|
|Mature Height||20 to 24 inches|
|Mature Spread||10 to 12 inches|
|Soil Type||Widely adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|