Firewitch Pinks

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Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Feuerhexe’ Firewitch
USDA Hardiness Zones: 3a to 8b
‘Firewitch’ pinks forms silvery blue mats of evergreen foliage profusely topped with scented magenta flowers in the spring, with more flowers appearing in the fall after deadheading. Butterflies love it. This fast-growing heat- and humidity-resistant dianthus is perfect for use in containers, rock gardens, and the front of the perennial borders. It was named the 2006 Perennial Plant of the Year.
2006 Perennial Plant of the Year
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Perennials ... Seasonal Color - Groundcover
Growth Size:   Low Plant - 3 to 6 inches tall, 6 to 12 inches wide
Growth Habit:   Spreading - Groundcover - Dense
Features:   Easy To Grow, Fine-textured Foliage, Winter Interest
Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant (once established), Water once a week in extreme heat
Attracts:   Butterflies, Bees, Birds
Garden Ideas:   
Cottage, Perennial, Cutting
Flower features:    Fragrant, Good for Cut Flowers
Single, magenta that bloom in spring
Foliage type and color:    Evergreen, Blue
Deep blue
Landscape Uses:    Beds, Erosion Control, Rock Garden, Living Wall
Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting, Ground Cover
Firewitch Pinks is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Low Plant - 3 to 6 inches tall, 6 to 12 inches wide
Growth Rate:   Medium
Spacing:   1-2 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering:   Average
Soil Types:   Neutral to Alkaline   Tolerates dry soil   Well-drained
General Plant Care:    Care for your perennials and annuals includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Perennials and annuals often look best planted in groups of five or more plants - if you are planting multiple plants, you may want to prepare the planting area and dig all your holes at one time to plan placement. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Fertilize in spring when new growth appears, and once more before flowering with a general purpose or slow-release fertilizer.
General Pruning suggestions:    Not usually needed, best left unpruned
Bloom Tips:    Remove flower stalks after blooms have faded
USDA Hardiness Zones: 3a to 8b

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