Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire' (p)
'Arctic Fire' is a fantastic little plant that forms neat clumps of silver green foliage smothered in long lasting, pure white flowers with fiery red 'eyes'.
These deliver a powerful clove like fragrance throughout the summer months.
Dianthus are commonly called 'pinks' which has nothing to do with their colour. To 'pink' is possibly from old German meaning 'to decorate with a perforated or punched pattern' hence pinking shears and the frilly edges of the petals of the Dianthus genus.
They are best planted in dry, well drained soil that has been enriched with well rotted manure They adore full sun and are perfect for rockeries, well drained containers and path edgings.
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Well drained, dry