Attract bees and butterflies to your perennial garden with Dianthus Firewitch. With blue gray foliage and sweet smelling bright pink blooms, make this a standout in your garden and then a standout in your cut flower arrangements.
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Dianthus Firewitch is a superb specimen, both for its gray-blue foliage and its bouquet of single hot-pink flowers. Blooming in late Spring, this easy-to-care-for perennial has sweet-smelling blooms that attract pollinators like bees and butterflies. Also deer resistant.
2005 Perennial Plant of the Year
8 to 12 Inches
6 to 18 inches
Water well only until established
Fragrant flowers, attracts butterflies
Frequently Asked questions
How do I mulch Dianthus Firewitch?
Avoid using a heavy layer of organic mulch on this plant, because it could hold water during the growing season and over winter, promoting rotting of its crown. The best mulch for the plant is pea stone or gravel, which helps keep the plant clean and suppresses weeds without holding extra water.
What soil is best for Dianthus Firewitch?
Prefers fertile, slightly alkaline, loose, somewhat gritty loams with good drainage. Add lime to acidic soils to adjust the soil pH. Best grown with regular and consistent moisture during the growing season. Plants may die out in the center, however, if drainage is not superior. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage additional bloom. Consider shearing plants back after main flush of bloom in order to tidy the planting and to promote additional bloom in late summer or early fall.