Neon Star Dianthus

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Fluorescent Garden Pinks Neon Star Dianthus!

  • Incredibly Bright Pink Blooms
  • Curly Stamen & Toothy Edges
  • Spicy, Clove Scented Flowers
  • Silvery Blue Evergreen Foliage
  • Fine Texture
  • Tidy Mounding Growth
  • Easy-Care
  • Sun, Drought & Heat Tolerant!
  • Edging, Rock Gardens & Containers
  • Bees & Butterflies
  • Deer Rarely Damage

Brightly colored blooms erupting on the scene throughout late spring until late summer, the bright magenta-pink flowers are so brilliant, they're fluorescent! From the Star Single™ Collection, Neon Star Dianthus (Dianthus 'Neon Star') features fragrant blooms and a full layer of petals with toothed edges, giving them a fringed look!

Accented by a curly set of steam, each bloom joins dozens of others to smother the silvery blue-green, grassy foliage! Pollinators and butterflies will flock to these neon pink blooms! Forming fine-textured, compact mounds of foliage, Pinks create neat and tidy bunches.

Forming clumps of low-growing mats, these dense clusters remain beautiful until frost. Tolerating difficult growing conditions, Garden Pinks are well-known landscaping and edging plants, now in a fantastically modern hue!

How to Use Neon Star Dianthus In The Landscape

Traditional edging and border plants Dianthus are fragrant blooms that fill out and form clean, tidy clumps for lining the fronts of your landscaping beds and borders.

Fantastic for spilling over retaining and rock walls, these brilliant beauties clamber over Rock gardens and stone pathways. Inject some fresh color into an outdated Cottage or Perennial garden or line a walkway or driveway with amazing brightness.

Plant on a sunny slope where it’s difficult to mow or let naturalize and ramble over a steep bank. Evergreen in warmer climates and nearly deer-proof, you can plant these hardy gems about anywhere!

Their size means easily tucking them into an established garden bed or even adding a bright splash of color to your sunny patio containers or balcony planters.

#ProPlantTips For Care

Dianthus enjoys the full sun, doing best in at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Doing best in moderately moist soil and are even drought tolerant once established. Best in neutral to slightly alkaline pH soil, water just enough to remain consistently moist when establishing, then only water in times of heat and drought.

Plant in most any type of well-drained soil with average fertility. Mulch the area well to retain more moisture consistency and insulate the roots from both heat and cold.

Deer resistant and easy care, Garden Pinks have been a landscaping standard for ages and continue to brighten gardens around the world. Hardy in USDA growing zones 5 through 9, they are versatile perennials! Easy care perennial only requires a little spring cleanup removing any damaged foliage in early spring. Early blooms deadheaded will reward you with another round of blooms later in the season.

Order this new and improved Garden Pink at today for a juicy boost of color for your garden! Hurry before these Neon Star Dianthus sell out!


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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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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.

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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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Neon Star Dianthus Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Dianthus 'Neon Star'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 6 - 9 inches
Mature Spread 8 - 12 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Blue
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes