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Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire' (Maiden pink)

Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire' Photo/Illustration: Alain Charest

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire' dy-ANN-thus del-TOY-deez Common Name: Maiden pink Genus: Dianthus
This mat-forming species with narrow, dark green leaves is one of the easiest to grow. Blossoms with red eyes open in early summer and may rebloom if sheared back after flowering.
Care: Requires full sun and sharp drainage and prefers neutral to alkaline soil.
Propagation: Sow seed in a cold frame in fall; divide in spring or fall.
Problems: Crown rot, slugs, sow bugs, grasshoppers, chipmunks, squirrels.
Height 6 in. to 12 in.
Spread 6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Adaptable
Maintenance Moderate
Characteristics Attracts Butterflies; Attracts Hummingbirds; Self Seeds; Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Summer; Summer
Flower Color Red Flower; White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower
Style Cottage Garden, Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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