Silvery-blue mats of evergreen, linear foliage. Well-known and loved for the showy, profuse, single, magenta blooms, spring-fall. ‘Firewitch’ exudes the spicy scent of cloves. Very hardy; good performer. Moderate to fast grower. Heat resistant and tolerant of humidity. Excellent for use in containers, as an edger, in rock gardens, scented gardens and the front of the border. If cut back, they often re-bloom in early fall. Considered deer resistant once established. Attracts butterflies! Dianthus Firewitch is a great Garden Pink with strongly fragrant rose-pink flowers and attractive gray-blue evergreen foliage.
There are over 300 species of dianthus flowers in the world. They come in a myriad of colors: red, purple, white and pink. Some common dianthus flowers are carnations, pinks and sweet williams.
Not only are dianthuses beautiful, they are also very easy to grow. You’ll find that the most difficult part of growing dianthus is choosing which type(s) you want to plant. They come in annuals, biennials and perennials—which allow you to enjoy them all year round. They bloom during the mid-summer in the Midwest and the North—and during the fall and winter in the South. You can plant dianthus flowers in spring or fall.
Dianthus flowers are very low maintenance. They require only cool weather, rich and slightly alkaline soil, and full sun exposure. Dianthus flowers are perfect for plant containers and will bring a splash of color to any urban balcony garden. Dianthus flowers come in many colors, either it be a solid white, red, purple, pink and sometimes yellow, or with two colors or marks in the petals. The height of this flower ranges from 6 inches to 3 feet, and there are so many Dianthus varieties that any gardener can find a beautiful Dianthus species to fit his or her balcony garden.