Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionThe stunning magenta-pink blooms of Firewitch Dianthus float above silvery-blue evergreen foliage. This ground cover is a classic for a reason! You won't believe the delightful, clove-like fragrance that comes from the little flowers. Long, sturdy stems make it an excellent addition to your cut flower garden.
You aren't the only one who will be charmed by this Dianthus. The bright colors and sweet aroma welcome butterflies and bees to your garden. It's hardy, heat tolerant, and deer resistant, making it incredibly easy to grow. Plant it in sunny spots as a ground cover and watch it flourish!DetailsBotanical name:Dianthus gratianapolitanus 'Firewitch' Common name: Cheddar pinks, border pinks Zone: 3 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 6-8" X 12" Flower color: Magenta Foliage color: Silvery-blue Season of interest: Late spring-early summer Bloom time: Spring, summer Features: Space savers, low flammability, ground covers, deer resistant, container plants, best sellers, best for beginners Uses: Container gardening, cottage gardening, cut flower garden, edging, erosion control, ground cover, massing, rock garden, slopes, small spacesHow To GrowSoil: Dianthus aren't particularly fussy about soil, though they do require good drainage. Light: Full sun is preferred (> 6 hours sun). It can grow in part shade, though the blooms will not be as prolific. Water: Average water needs. Drought tolerant once established but should be watered regularly during periods of hot, dry weather. Spacing: 12 inches Fertilizing: Nothing special required; one application of garden fertilizer in early spring is sufficient. Winterizing: Remove all the dead and fallen plant matter to prevent the risk of rot or damage. Evergreen perennial may look a bit rough coming out of harsh winters but will recover as spring begins. Maintenance & pruning: Little to no pruning or maintenance needed. Though deadheading is not required, it will encourage additional flower production. Cut blooms as desired to use in arrangements.
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6 Fragrant Flowers for Spring
Lots of the most beloved fragrant plants bloom in spring and early summer; they’re the perfect way to welcome back the growing season and the return of spending time outdoors. We’re sharing some of our all-time favorite fragrant plants in spring here. Plant them and create your own fragrant memories this season!
Firewitch Dianthus is a beautiful color and looked healthy when it arrived. But died right after I planted it. Was very disappointed.
I purchased 5 plants online. They were delivered quickly and they were very healthy. Very pleased!
Plants were very healthy and are blooming already. Lively fragrance as well. From prior experience you can't go wrong with this plant. Nice ground cover, not invasive, blueish green foliage adds color to your landscape, handles drier conditions and its a winner.
This pretty baby arrived healthy and quickly. She’s growing and blooming. I’ve ordered several dianthus from GGP and am satisfied with all of them. 💚🪴