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PlantFiles: Cheddar Pink
Dianthus 'Fire Star'

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Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Cultivar: Fire Star
Additional cultivar information: (PP14895, aka Firestar, Devon Xera)
Hybridized by Whetman; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2003

6 vendors have this plant for sale.

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
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
Sun to Partial Shade

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

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Blue-Green

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
This plant is resistant to deer

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:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive cedar18 On Aug 14, 2008, cedar18 from Lula, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Only had it one year but has a neater, tighter habit than 'Bath's Pink'. It's really red.

Regional...

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

Ukiah, California
Dacula, Georgia
Lula, Georgia
Bethel, Maine
Elba, New York
Raleigh, North Carolina
Hilliard, Ohio
Knoxville, Tennessee
Locust Dale, Virginia



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