2006 Firewitch Carnation or Pinks
Botanical Name: Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Firewitch'
This low growing member of the carnation family is perfect for rockgardens, massing or edging at the front of the blooming. The clove scented strong pink flowers rise above the blue/grey foliage to a height of 6 inches, with the strongest flush of flowers in June and early July, and then reblooming sporadically for the remainder to the summer. Deadheading encourages further bloom. Even without the eye-catching flowers, the tidy mounds of foliage make a superb groundcover. Drought tolerant, it won’t tolerate standing moisture, so make sure it’s grown in a free draining location. A handful of pelletized lime when planting will keep this plant at its healthiest and happiest.