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.
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. 💚🪴
very happy and beautiful
Already has blooms and the julia child roses as well. Both beautiful!
Sadly, I cannot rate the plant other than to say the flower color was beautiful, and they arrived in wonderful condition. I gave them to a neighbor who loves dianthus, because I decided they might not survive in my native plant garden.
M.V. (New York)
I bought some firewitch last year and loved them so I bought more this year. I planted the new ones with last year’s and wanted more so I got 4 more at a local nursery. Those were already as tall as my second year plants. So with all of them together, the ones from GGP look awful. Short, not growing and flowers are dead.
We take great pride in growing great plants and are disappointed to hear that you're not longer loving your plants. But we value you feedback. Be sure to deadhead/remove spent blooms on your dianthus. Removing the dead looking flowers encourages more fresh blooms! That should help it keep its good looks throughout the season. Let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.