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Dianthus Early Bird™ Sherbet
Dianthus Early Bird™ Sherbet
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Dianthus Early Bird™ Sherbet

Early Bird Pinks

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.181.340

(=‘WP08 NIK03’) Pinks are especially popular as edging plants or in the rock garden. The Early Bird™ series from Britain are exceptionally early, long-flowering and fragrant. This selection forms a low, grassy, blue-green cushion, bearing upright stems of double, cherry-pink flowers, appearing early spring and lasting through to late summer. Excellent choice for window boxes and containers. Drought tolerant once established. Shear lightly after blooming. Flowers may be attractive to butterflies. Evergreen. This selection may well prove to be hardy to Zone 3 or colder, but excellent drainage is essential. USPP#21418: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Dianthus Early Bird™ Sherbet

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Spring
  Mid Spring
  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
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate