Carnation

Dianthus 'Neon Star'

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Image Botanica
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Carnation (Dianthus 'Neon Star')
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Genus:  Dianthus
This hybrid has a compact, mounding habit, with silvery-blue foliage and fluorescent pink toothed flowers, which continue blooming with deadheading.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Vibrant pink flowers with a spicy clove fragrance.
Care:  Site in full sun and well-drained soil. Best mulched with stone chips, sand, or gravel to avoid fungal diseases.
Propagation:  Take cuttings in summer.
Problems:  Crown rot, rust, slugs, sow bugs, grasshoppers, chipmunks, squirrels, deer. Indoors, watch for aphids and spider mites.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Summer,
Summer
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Cut Flower
Style
Cottage Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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