Star™ Superstar Dianthus

Star™ Superstar Dianthus

Dianthus 'TYRIAN' 25,077


Was $14.95
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Buy 3+ at Was $11.95 ea
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No other Dianthus boasts such rich, complex blooms! The neatly serrated, overlapping petals are dazzlingly painted in pure white, appleblossom pink, and deep cherry red. Whorling like the blades of a fan, each of these 5 petals transitions beautifully from its dark center to its clean white picotee.

As colorfully marked as one of the butterflies they attract, these delightful 1 to 1½-inch blooms are the centerpiece of the sunny summer garden! Superstar is a charming new Dianthus offering light fragrance, bright color, generous rebloom over a long season, and the best drought tolerance of any Garden Pink! Because this Dianthus is day neutral, its bloom season keeps going on and on for as long as the weather stays warm. And thanks to its excellent drought tolerance it stays beautiful even through those hot, dry spells.

The foliage creates a lovely pincushion of glaucous needle-like leaves. The blue tones of the leaves add depth to the display, while the compact and mounded habit makes Superstar a delightful groundcover.

The Whetman® Stars were developed by British breeder John Whetman of Devon. They are known for their vigor and generosity of rebloom, not to mention their ultra-bright colors. Use them to add some oomph to the sunny garden, provide a constant supply of nosegays and boutonnieres, and add a note of spice to the fragrance of the border or bed.

Famously easy to grow, Dianthus loves full sun and any well-drained, limey (alkaline) soil. It makes a nice companion to other carefree sun-lovers, like Festuca. A large planting of SuperStar is just about the most attractive groundcover you could wish for, but even a few plants clustered together draw the eye and beautify any garden setting! Space these plants about 8 inches apart and water well the first season to get them established. Zones 5 to 9.

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