Whether you are looking for a groundcover, border, or accent perennial the Frosty Fire Dianthus is a stunning choice. This dwarf carnation is the perfect perennial for a pop of color and texture. Cool blue foliage and red hot flowers offer amazing color contrast in one little package
At a mere 6 inches tall and 8 to 12 inches wide at maturity this dianthus fits just about anywhere. Just be sure the spot you choose gets plenty of sun so you get the best blooms. The grass-like silvery-blue foliage makes a lovely groundcover or border for paths, walkways, gardens, and mixed beds. This petite perennial is pretty in planters by itself or combined with other plants. Make sure your container drains well for best results. The fragrant flowers are fabulous for a cutting garden.
Double red blooms blanket the Frosty Fire Dianthus from late spring into summer. These frilly, fragrant flowers attract butterflies with their spicy scent. The dusty blue foliage forms a compact mound and is evergreen in most climates.
The Frosty Fire Dianthus is deer resistant and pollution and salt tolerant. This hardy plant is low maintenance and easy to grow.
This Dianthus thrives in full sun and is adaptable to most well-drained soil. Water deeply about 2 times per week for the first few months. Once established, dianthus are drought tolerant. Fertilize with our slow release fertilizer when planting and in spring. Deadheading isn't necessary, but it can increase blooms and even extend bloom time.
The Frosty Fire Dianthus is the most beautiful dianthus we have come across. We are so happy to be able to share this little beauty with our customers! Limited supplies available.
|Grows in Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Part Sun|
|Soil Type||Adaptable, Well-drained|
|Mature Width||1 Foot|
|Botanical Name||Dianthus allwoodii 'frosty fire'|
How To Care for your new Frosty Fire Dianthus
Spring or fall are ideal times to plant your Frosty Fire Dianthus. However, as long as you avoid extreme temperature you can plant almost any time of the year. Plant you Frosty Fire 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 our slow release fertilizer when planting and in spring. Deadheading isn't necessary, but it can increase blooms and extend bloom time.
Dianthus are deer resistant and pollution and salt tolerant. They are very hardy and low maintenance.
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 1-2 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.
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