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Dianthus Star™ ‘Starburst’
Dianthus Star™ ‘Starburst’
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Dianthus Star™ ‘Starburst’

Whetman Star Pinks

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.181.420

Border Pinks have been popular in gardens for centuries. This British introduction produces large, semi-double, frilly, cherry-red flowers splashed with white. The flowers are held erect on long, upright stems over a compact mound of blue-green, grassy foliage. Flowers have a spicy fragrance. Attractive to butterflies. Great cut flower. 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. USPP#21162: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Dianthus Star™ ‘Starburst’

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 Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   10-20 cm
   4-8 inches
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.