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Dianthus ‘Wicked Witch’
Dianthus ‘Wicked Witch’
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Dianthus ‘Wicked Witch’

Border Pinks

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.180.680

A selection of the Border Pinks, a group of Dianthus that are a traditional favourite for planting in rock gardens or using as a border edging. This outstanding variety forms a low cushion of grassy blue-grey foliage, with an early-summer display of fragrant single cherry-red blooms. Shear plants back lightly after blooming to maintain a tight, compact habit. Plants require good drainage and are an excellent choice for hot dry sites or gravelly soils. Combines beautifully with other low alpine plants. Attractive to butterflies. Evergreen. Discovered at Plant Delights Nursery in North Carolina, as a sport of ‘Feuerhexe’ (Firewitch). Originally introduced under the name ‘Red Devil’. USPP#19824: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.

Further details for
Dianthus ‘Wicked Witch’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate