Dianthus Fire Star

 

Vivid fire red flowers have a deeper crimson eye, making this a "saturated red bicolor". The evergreen, glaucous grey-green foliage provides a stark contrast for these shockingly bright flowers. Even more wonderful, they exude the spicy scent of cloves. Though budding is most prolific in early summer, plants will rebloom in the fall if spent flowers are removed. Height: 8 Inches Spread: 8 Inches

 

 

Plant in well drained soil, Full Sun / Partial Shade

 

General Alpine Planting and care

  • Water the Alpine thoroughly and allow to drain fully
  • If the Alpine is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base Adding a bucketful of planting compost
  • Remove the pot gently, if the tree is well rooted cut off the pot
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well
  • Water the Alpine and area thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring