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PlantFiles: Dianthus
Dianthus 'Spangled Star'

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Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Cultivar: Spangled Star

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9 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 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:
Pink
Red

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Blue-Green

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

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:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

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No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive PurplePansies 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 and more (the spots) clearly defined. But really I think the difference is negligible. :)

Regional...

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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