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Dianthus, Cheddar Pink 'Spangled Star'


Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Cultivar: Spangled Star
Additional cultivar information:(PP13029, Star series)
Hybridized by Whetman
Registered or introduced: 2000


Alpines and Rock Gardens


Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

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

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


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


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:



Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer


Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Carrollton, Georgia

Colfax, Iowa

Hebron, Kentucky

Easton, Maryland

Franklin, New Hampshire

Knoxville, Tennessee

Concrete, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 5, 2005, PurplePansies from Deal, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:

I could go on and on about how I LOVE this plant. I love dianthus period and this is one of my favorites! Lovely blue/green foliage like many dianthus .... but the show off part of this plant is the flowers. So pretty! A sort of magenta. With PERFECT white spots on each leaf and white edgeing. Looks like a little picture or an abstract painting or a little girl's dress pattern! :) The scent is "weaker" than some dianthus and since I'm a scent lover and this is still one of my favorites that says something. The scent is characterisitcly clovey. Easy to grow in full sun and well drained soil. Deadhead to encourage further flowering. I cannot see the difference however between this one and spotty.... is there? This one may have deeper "brighter" colored flowers and brighter (white) spots an... read more