Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Firewitch'
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Common Name:
'Firewitch'
   
Ornamental Features:
Beautiful grass like foliage that is a gray-green color. Fragrant pink flowers in spring. Will bloom again if spent flowers are removed. Mature size of 6 to 8 inches.
   
Habit and Growth Rate:
Prostrate habit covers ground area well; fast growing perennial.
   
Landscape Value:
Low growing Dianthus that works well as a ground cover and edges.
   
Hardiness:
Zones 4 to 9
   
Culture:
Likes full sun, will handle temps down below freezing, but prefers temps below 90 degrees during the day. Quickest growth is with frequent waterings in a well draining mix or soil. Soluble fertilizer/top dress with slow release to low to mod rates.
   
Pot Size & Finish Time:
Cell pack to 1 gallon - 12 weeks
   
Propagation Methods:
Tissue culture, division, cuttings.
   
Pest/Disease Problems:
Avoid growing in heavy soils or standing water.
   
More Information:
Beautiful grass like foliage that is a gray-green color. Fragrant pink flowers top this groundcover in spring. Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9.