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Dianthus 'Firewitch'
  • Cheddar pinks have pink flowers and silvery blue foliage
  • Dianthus Firewitch flowers are highly fragrant
  • Dianthus Firewitch is an ultra hardy sun ground cover

Dianthus 'Firewitch'

Spicy fragrant flowers loved by butterflies!
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  • Deliciously, delightfully fragrant flowers
  • Old-fashioned charm for flower and herb gardens
  • Blue-green foliage looks great all season long
  • Hardy and heat tolerant
  • Ship size: Jumbo 1 Quart
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Dianthus 'Firewitch' Description

Dianthus 'Firewitch' is the ultimate in fragrance! Durable, hardy, easy to grow ground cover deserves a spot in your perennial garden.

In late spring, hundreds of shocking magenta pink flowers contrast beautifully against evergreen silvery blue foliage. Flowers will often repeat again later in the summer when the weather turns cool.

This sun plant is a fine addition for your cut flower garden. Highly fragrant blooms last for days all the while adding a natural fragrance to almost any room of your home. You won't believe the powerful, delightful fragrance that comes from these little flowers.

Since the foliage is evergreen, this is an excellent ground cover for the sun perennial garden and a perfect edging plant in front of your perennial border.

We love to pair this fragrant beauty with other evergreen ground covers like low growing sedums. Use as a foreground planting to daylilies, coneflowers, or Knock Out Roses. 

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

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Dianthus gratianapolitanus 'Firewitch'
  • Common name:
    Cheddar pinks
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    1 quart
  • Soil type:
  • Soil moisture:
  • Height x width:
    6-8" X 12"
  • Flower color:
    Magenta- pink
  • 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



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.  


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Amanda S  |  Jan 24, 2018
Wow! I was amazed at the size and health of the plants I received. The care and packaging was unbelievable AND free shipping! Fed Ex delivered one box upside down with no issues inside - I think a car could have run over these with minimum damage to plants! My preschooler loved building towers with the inner shipping boxes so you have provided more fun than anticipated for all of us! I am new to mail order nurseries (gardening too) so glad I ordered from you. Will order again and recommend.