Firewitch Dianthus are one of our favorite plants that we sell. If your looking to add color to your landscape, these are for you!
Firewitch Dianthus have a nice blue hue which really pulls out the color of other plants. They will also flower all summer long! If your landscape is all green, these Firewitch Dianthus will make your home pop.
Features and ideas include:
- Lots of color!
- They do great in sunny locations
- Plant in well drained soil
- They attract butterflies
- Plant in clusters or plant individually throughout the landscape for more color
- Look awesome next to a boulder
Low Maintenance! After they flower, trim dead blooms and they will bloom again throughout the summer. Very easy to plant and hardy.
Our Dianthus are in a large 1 gallon pot ready to plant.
|Grows in Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Soil Type||Adaptable, Well-drained|
|Mature Height||1 Foot|
|Mature Width||1-2 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Dianthus gratianopolitanus|
Questions and Answers
Planting & Care
How to Plant & Care for Your new Firewitch Dianthus
Spring or fall are ideal times to plant your Firewitch Dianthus. However, as long as you avoid extreme temperature you can plant almost any time of the year. Plant you Firewitch Dianthus in growing zones 3 to 8.
This Dianthus thrives in full sun and is adaptable to a variety of soil, as long as it is well-drained. Water deeply when planting and 2 times per week for the first 3 months while your plant is establishing. Once established, water your Dianthus when dry. Add 2-3 inches of mulch to prevent weeds and protect your plant's roots in extreme temperatures. Fertilize with a slow release fertilizer in spring after the chance of frost has passed. Deadheading isn't necessary, but it can increase blooms and extend bloom time.
The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Spider Mites and Aphids are potential problem insects for the Dianthus. These pests can be treated naturally with neem oil, or insecticidal soap. For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin. Dianthus can, on occasion, encounter fungal issues. Generally, treating after infection isn't extremely effective. So, if you have problems yearly treat in early spring with fungicides to prevent infection. Neem Oil is an organic method of treating and preventing some fungal diseases and pests. It can be effective, but the entire plant must be coated in order for this method to be effective. Always water at the base of this plant to avoid fungal disease on the leaves.
Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.
Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.
Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil. Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.
Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.
Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.
Shipping and Delivery
Most orders ship next business day. Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping. View the Fedex shipping map below. Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed. West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants. Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.
You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment. Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives. As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.
How much is shipping? Add all of your items to the cart. At checkout, your shipping price to ship your order will be displayed.
Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure you package will also be delivered on a Saturday.