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Dianthus ‘Frosty Fire’
Dianthus ‘Frosty Fire’
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Dianthus ‘Frosty Fire’

Border Pinks

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.180.530

Cousins to the carnation, Border Pinks are especially popular as an edging plant, or in the rock garden. This Canadian selection forms a low, grassy cushion of silver-blue leaves, bearing masses of small, fringed ruby-red flowers in late spring. Delightfully fragrant. Drought tolerant once established. Clip lightly after blooming. Not always easy to divide, but this can be attempted in early spring or fall. Flowers may be attractive to butterflies. Evergreen. Registered with COPF.

Further details for
Dianthus ‘Frosty Fire’

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
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate