- Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 6 - 8 Inches
- Mature Spread 6 - 8 Inches
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
Compact, floriferous and glowing are all perfect descriptors for the Dianthus Neon Star. Ultra pink blooms cover this tidy compact perennial. It can be used as edging for a late spring garden, a mass planting on a slope or a filler for a container of mixed seasonal blooming plants. Each situation will show off this sweet smelling bloomer at its best.
Dianthus are typically cooler season bloomers. Giving a great show alongside spring bulbs and blooming shrubs, such as Azalea and Rhododendron. Neon Star Dianthus will tolerate the heat and humidity of the early summer better than other Pinks, making it perfect as a bridge plant between the seasons. The gray-green, grasslike foliage will remain evergreen in the warmer hardiness zones.
Neon Star Dianthus Care
Dianthus prefer to have well drained, moist soil. Extra irrigation may be needed during extended hot, dry periods. Soil pH is not overly important. Acidic to alkaline soil is well tolerated. Full sun to part shade exposure makes Neon Star Dianthus flexible to fit into most gardens.
Fertilizing once a year, early in the spring before flowers bloom. A well balanced, slow release feed will provide nutrition throughout the spring and summer. Dividing will be necessary every 2-3 years. This ensures that the plants remain vigorous growers and bloomers. The best time to divide is in the fall after blooming has finished. A mulch of organic compost or leaves after dividing will protect new plants through the winter.
Neon Star Dianthus Spacing
Spacing for Neon Star Dianthus should be closer than other perennials. Height of 6-8 inches and a width of 18-24 inches. A 16 inch on center spacing will make for a thick mat of foliage if used as a ground cover. Planted in containers, the plants can be used as a filler element and placed as close as needed to other plants.
Neon Star Pinks Dianthus Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 6 - 8 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Flower Description: Neon pink|
|Bloom Period: Summer|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Blue-Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought, Salt|
|Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Edging, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Neon Star Pinks Dianthus|
|Scientific Name: DIANTHUS `NEON STAR`|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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