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Dianthus 'Eastern Star'
  • Dianthus Eastern Star has highly fragrant, spicy sweet blooms
  • Eastern Star Dianthus is an evergreen groundcover with 4 seasons of interest

Dianthus 'Eastern Star'

Enjoy 100's of blooms on highly fragrant flowers!
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ZONE 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
As low as $12.19
  • Highly fragrant, spicy sweet blooms with a clove-like scent!
  • 100's of charming red flowers in early summer
  • Blue-green foliage holds up to heat & humidity
  • Hardy and heat tolerant
  • Ship size: Jumbo 1 Quart
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Dianthus 'Eastern Star' Description

Dianthus Eastern Star is one of the best when it comes to Dianthus.  Selected for prolific blooms, intense fragrance, numerous flowers, beautiful foliage - you can't go wrong with this tough, durable Drought Tolerant Ground Cover

This Dianthus supports short, strong stems that produce hundreds  of shocking red flowers with dark centers that face upward so you can enjoy them even more!

Dianthus make a great cut flower.  Although short stemmed there is no compromise on fragrance. Indulge yourself with perfume bouquets nestled around your home. 

This is by far one of the best evergreen ground covers for a sunny spot.  The dense, narrow and tightly compact blue-green leaves form a solid mat and does not rot out in the center like older dianthus varieties do.

Combine this sun loving perennial with low growing sedums. Use as a foreground planting to reblooming daylilies, fragrant coneflowers, or long-blooming Knock Out Roses. 

 Special features: Attracts butterflies, Cold hardy, Cut flower, Deer resistant, Disease resistant, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Evergreen, Fast growing, Fragrance, Heat tolerant, Pest resistant,

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Dianthus 'Eastern Star'
  • Common name:
    Cheddar pinks
  • Zone:
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  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    1 quart
  • Soil type:
  • Soil moisture:
  • Height x width:
    6-8" X 12"
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
    Late spring-early summer
  • Uses:
    Alpine and rock, Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Edging, Erosion control, Ground cover, Massing, Rock garden, Slopes, Small spaces, Under planting
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI
  • Patent #:PP14,437



Soil: Dianthus aren't particularly fussy about soil, though they do require good drainage.
Light: Full sun is preferred; 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 tatty 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.