Dianthus gratianopolitanus Firewitch

Firewitch Garden Pinks

Dianthus Firewitch is a great Garden Pink with strongly fragrant rose-pink flowers and attractive gray-blue evergreen foliage. The 2005 Perennial Plant Assoc. Plant of the Year. Drought resistant/drought tolerant perennial plant (xeric).

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Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Easy to grow
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Evergreen
Evergreen
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
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Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 41564

Details

2005 Perennial Plant of the Year 8" tall x 18" wide. Dianthus 'Firewitch' is superb for both its gray-blue foliage and its bouquet of single hot-pink flowers. Blooming in late spring, we use 'Firewitch' Garden Pinks to mix with plants that have "gray" or "silver" foliage. Marrubium rotundifolia, Achillea (Yarrow) and various Lavenders are good companion plants. The non-green leaves of these companions help to cool down the intense flower color of Dianthus 'Firewitch' and provide beautiful contrasting foliage when the flowers are gone. More xeric than many Dianthus, 'Firewitch' likes a lean, well drained soil with plenty of sunshine. Deadhead after flowering in early to mid summer. (Cutting propagated)
SKU 41564
Common Name Firewitch Garden Pinks
Botanical Name Dianthus gratianopolitanus Firewitch
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 8" tall
Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Evergreen Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Easy to grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Evergreen, Plants for Small Spaces
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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High Country GardensDianthus gratianopolitanus Firewitch
 
3.2

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83%

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Pros

  • Hardy (5)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Healthy (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (4)
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1.0

No flowers

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from Washington State

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Dianthus gratianopolitanus Firewitch:

    Did not see any flowers from this plant, not sure if it was just to hot or ??
    Very disappointed

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    1.0

    this year very pleased with flower production

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    from jersey city,nj.

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    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
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      Comments about High Country Gardens Dianthus gratianopolitanus Firewitch:

      front house garden good flower growth.

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      4.0

      Overwintered Great!

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      from Peterborough, NH

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Dianthus gratianopolitanus Firewitch:

        The hard Northeast winter doesn't seem to have phased it! We didn't lose a single Dianthus. And now, despite having had no rain all spring, it's all blooming great. So healthy, hardy and drought resistant!

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        4.0

        Nice border

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        from Fresno, CA

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Dianthus gratianopolitanus Firewitch:

          Brilliant spot of color edging my sidewalk. Gets a bit dried out in summer heat, but came back nicely in the spring. Looks very pretty next to my blue fescue.

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          5.0

          Very Showy

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          from Winthrop, WA

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            • Patio

            Comments about High Country Gardens Dianthus gratianopolitanus Firewitch:

            I put it along my driveway. We have terrible soil and little rain. With a bit of irrigation, the plants have all taken off this year with a brilliant showy display. It's fantastic contrast next to the native purples (Blue Chelan Penstamen, Lupine).

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            4.0

            Too early to say

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            from Bend, OR

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            • NO Cons

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Dianthus gratianopolitanus Firewitch:

            I planted two of these last summer. They lasted through winter, but haven't bloomed, as yet because it's not warm here. These are beautiful when they do, as my daughter has some.

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            USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

            To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

            • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
            • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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