Eastern Star Dianthus Pinks Plant
Evergreen foliage and spicy scent complete the show!
The blooms are easily 2 inches across (a bit larger than the average Dianthus) and bright red, with a darker central disk and feathery pink markings. They arise ALL OVER the compact little 6- to 8-inch high and wide plants, simply covering the blue foliage all summer long. Pick all you want for indoor bouquets and bouttonieres -- Eastern Star always seems to have more where those came from! This is not a repeat-blooming variety -- rather, it's everblooming, with no rest between waves of flowers.
The plant itself is quite compact, adding a nice formal touch to edging, the front of the border, or your finest containers. Once established in the garden it puts up with just about any well-drained soil, and doesn't mind heat, humidity, and even drought. Deer leave Dianthus alone, so this is a good choice for the perimeter of the garden or the open meadowland setting. Truly a "plant and forget" perennial!
Eastern Star is part of a famous series of long-blooming Dianthus, the Stars, and you will love the vigor and robustness of this plant. The foliage remains evergreen, its blue-tinged needle-like leaves adding interest to the garden from early spring right through fall. It may remind you of another famous Dianthus, Bath's Pink, except that Eastern Star is even MORE floriferous than this old favorite! Zones 5-9. (PP#14,437)
|Item Form||4 1/2-inch Pot|
|Zone||5 - 9|
|Bloom Season||Early Summer - Early Fall|
|Plant Height||6 in - 8 in|
|Plant Width||6 in - 8 in|
|Bloom Size||2 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Ever Blooming, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Rose Companions|
|Bloom Color||Dark Burgundy, Light Pink, Red|
|Foliage Color||Medium Green, Silver/Gray|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Deer Resistance, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant|
|Season Of Interest||Summer|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy, Poor|
|Uses||Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Ground Cover|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|