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Dianthus, Cheddar Pink
Dianthus 'Neon Star'

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Cultivar: Neon Star
Additional cultivar information:(PP14549, Star series)
Hybridized by Whetman
Registered or introduced: 2002

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Silver/Gray

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Dothan, Alabama

Holly Pond, Alabama

Cherry Valley, Illinois

Barbourville, Kentucky

Hebron, Kentucky

Dracut, Massachusetts

Bay City, Michigan

Orchard Park, New York

Wakeman, Ohio

Elgin, Oklahoma

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Knoxville, Tennessee

Concrete, Washington

Kennewick, Washington

Brookfield, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 21, 2006, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

Beautiful flower!

I love the color of the flowers, the sweet scent of cloves and the color of the leaves.

Deadheading promotes more flowers.