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Dianthus x allwoodii 'Frosty Fire'

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: x allwoodii (all-WOOD-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Frosty Fire

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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3 positives
2 neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive ms_greenjeans On Jul 17, 2013, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

After experimenting with maybe 10 dianthus varieties, I now plant only two: Frosty Fire and Firewitch. These grow and bloom very well for me. I have not had good luck with any others and eventually shovel pruned them. Frosty Fire is a brilliant magenta color, very eye-catching, but difficult to photograph accurately.

Positive IHeartPlanties On Jun 27, 2010, IHeartPlanties from Eagle-Vail, CO (Zone 4b) wrote:

Planted these last spring, and had to transplant them early this summer after they already had a ton of buds on them. I was a little more generous with the watering the first week or two after transplanting, but they have started blooming without issue. Seems like a pretty tough plant. Last year they bloomed all season long with deadheading and VERY littlle watering during our mostly dry, sunny summers. Gets late morning, all afternoon sun here. I would call the color more of a dark hot pink then red. Looks great with my intense dark purple caesar's brother iris blooming in the background.

Positive weedsbgone On Jun 25, 2010, weedsbgone from Roscoe, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Mine have tons of blooms. Thriving in zone 5b-6a in full sun, well drained location.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 21, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Short 12" - Plant 14" apart - zone 3-8 red/pink quarter sized double flowers with agua blue foliage. Scented blossoms. Drought and heat resistant.

Neutral Osteole On Jun 13, 2004, Osteole from Lamar, AR (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant is located near the foundation of a house which has no guttering. I think that the plant may get too much water. It's not doing as well as I hoped. I only planted it this year, so perhaps next season it will do better.


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

Avon, Colorado
Lake In The Hills, Illinois
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Owosso, Michigan
Hopkins, Minnesota
Roscoe, Pennsylvania
Knoxville, Tennessee
Millington, Tennessee
Charlottesville, Virginia

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