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Botanical name: Dianthus 'Firestar'
Other names: Alpine pink 'Firestar', Pink 'Firestar'
Variety or cultivar: 'Firestar' _ 'Firestar' is a small cushion-forming perennial with linear, grey-green evergreen leaves and bright red flowers in late spring and summer.
Dianthus 'Firestar' is: Evergreen
Flower: Bright-red in Spring; Bright-red in Summer
Foliage: Silvery-grey, Grey-green in All seasons
Diseases: Rust, a virus and wilt.
Pruning: Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. . REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Softwood cuttings, Layering. REGISTER to read more...
Dianthus 'Firestar' (Alpine pink 'Firestar') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Garden edging, Gravel, Containers, Coastal, Roof terrace
Cultivation: Plant in well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Grows best in soil enriched with well-rotted manure or garden compost. Apply a balanced fertiliser in spring.
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|Soil types:||Chalky, Loamy, Sandy|
|Soil pH:||Alkaline, Neutral|
|Aspect:||South, East, West|
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