Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire' (p)

Maiden Pink

 '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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£ 6.00

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Caryophyllaceae    

Hardy perennial    

H7    

20cm    

30cm    

Silver green    

White/ red    

Well drained, dry    

Full sun

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