|Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Fire Witch'|
Name(s): Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Fire Witch', 'Feuerhexe', Firewitch', Cheddar Pink, Border Pink
Flower Color: Magenta.
Bloom Time: Spring through summer
Foliage: Evergreen, blue-green, linear.
Height/Spread: 7 inches x 14 inches.
Climate Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Sun Exposure: Full sun.
Soil Condition: Average, well-drained to dry, pH 6.6 to 8.5
Features: Drought tolerant, salt tolerant, heat tolerant, cold tolerant, deer resistant, low maintenance, fragrant.
Uses: Xeriscaping, massed planting, ground cover, coastal gardens, butterfly gardens, fragrance gardens, perennial borders.
Comments: Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Fire Witch', a lovely clump forming plant, produces lots of showy magenta, carnation-like blooms spring through summer. Evergreen, blue-green linear foliage is attractive when the plant is not in bloom. Mature height is 7 inches, and grows 14 inches across.
Dianthus prefers well-drained soil. Do not over-water. Dianthus is heat resistant and cold tolerant, deer resistant, drought tolerant, salt tolerant, and attracts butterflies.
Dianthus is recommended for for USDA climate zones 3 to 9. Space 14 inches to 16 inches apart.
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