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Dianthus Star™ Silver Star
Dianthus Star™ Silver Star
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Dianthus Star™ Silver Star

Whetman Star Pinks

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.181.040

(=‘WP10 HEL01’) Border Pinks have been popular in gardens for centuries. This British introduction produces large, semi-double, white ruffled flowers with a maroon eye. The flowers are held erect on long, upright stems over a compact mound of blue-green foliage. Flowers have a spicy fragrance. Attractive to butterflies. Excellent for edging, in rock gardens and containers. Deadhead regularly to encourage more buds to form. The flower petals of all types of Dianthus are edible. Plants require good drainage and are an excellent choice for hot dry sites or gravelly soils. Combines beautifully with other alpine plants. Evergreen. One of the Star™ collection from Whetman® Pinks in Devon, UK. USPPP: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Dianthus Star™ Silver Star

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
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   10-20 cm
   4-8 inches
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate