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Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire' is a charming, low-growing perennial plant that belongs to the Caryophyllaceae family. This variety is a result of a breeding program aimed at creating a dianthus with vibrant red flowers and silver-blue foliage, making it a popular choice among gardeners who want to add color and texture to their gardens.
The blooming season of Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire' typically begins in late spring and can last for several weeks. The plant produces clusters of vivid red, five-petaled flowers with a central eye that are held above a mat of silver-blue, needle-like foliage. The flowers are known for their delicate fragrance and compact, bushy growth habit, making it a stunning addition to any rock garden, border, or container.
Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire' is a hardy perennial that can tolerate a wide range of soil types, including sandy, loamy, and clay soils. It thrives in full sun and prefers well-drained soil. Adequate water is essential for this plant, especially during hot and dry periods.
This plant requires minimal care and is relatively easy to maintain. It can be propagated by division and should be deadheaded regularly to promote new blooms and prevent self-seeding. Additionally, it is a low-maintenance plant that is pest and disease resistant.
Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire' is an excellent choice for any garden, adding vibrant color and texture to rock gardens, borders, or containers. Its compact growth habit and fragrant flowers make it a popular choice among gardeners who want to create a charming and inviting atmosphere in their gardens. Additionally, its low-maintenance nature and ability to attract pollinators make it a perfect addition to any garden.
Bloom Time May-June