'Fire Star' is one of Wendy's Faves this season...this is what she has to say:
I love everything about Dianthus! From the grey green foliage, that sets it apart in the garden, to the hypnotizing, intense clove fragrance. Fire Star’s vivid red flowers, with even darker red centres, make this variety a perfect choice for garden beds, containers and window boxes.
Talk about pops of colour! These little beauties will be glowing in the garden. Perfect for lighting up borders and containers.
'Fire Star' Dianthus is a close cousin of the carnation flower and they pack a powerful fragrance punch that is a fusion of cloves and other exotic spices. Drought tolerant once established. Clip them lightly after blooming for more blooms and a tidier plant. Makes a terrific rock garden plant, perfect for border fronts, cottage gardens or containers. It also makes an effective small area ground cover and edger. Perennially perfect!