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Dianthus 'Starburst'

Pinks

Plant Type: Perennial
FULL Sun

Large, semi-double, frilly, cherry-red flowers splashed with white. The flowers are held erect on long, upright stems over a compact mound of blue-green, grassy foliage. Flowers have a spicy fragrance. Attractive to butterflies. Great cut flower. Excellent for edging, in rock gardens and containers. Deadhead regularly to encourage more buds to form. The flower petals of all types of Dianthus are edible. Plants require good drainage and are an excellent choice for hot dry sites or gravelly soils.


Height

4-8"

Spread

6-8"

Growth Habit

FILLER (mounded)

Landscape Application:

Group or mass for edging in beds, borders and rock gardens.

Dianthus 'Starburst' Plant Care:

Needs good drainage. Prefers alkaline soil.

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 5 (-20/-10F)

Pinks Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest
Mid Season (May - June)
Soil Moisture Needs

Low to moderate soil moisture.

Average
Moderate
Special Benefits
Cut Flower / or Foliage
Fragrant
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant