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Plant Characteristics

Cultural Information*
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Hot Pink/Fuchsia
  • Dark Pink
Flower Type*
  • Single Blooming
Growth Habit*
  • Prostrate Growing/Groundcover
  • Compact Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Gray
  • Green
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
  • Gray
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Gray
  • Green
Leaf Color Winter*
  • Gray
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Evergreen
  • Semi-Evergreen
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Bees
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type*
  • Perennial
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Moist
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Well-Drained
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Average
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
  • Seed
Season of Interest*
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Year-Round
  • Summer Flowering
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Winter
  • Spring Flowering
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Border Plant
  • Under Power Lines
  • Accent Plant
  • Understory Planting
  • Mass Planting
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Rain Garden
  • Rock Gardens
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Dianthus is easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

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SHOOTING STAR DIANTHUS

Dianthus x 'Shooting Star'

Buy Shooting Star Dianthus online. Has spicy, clove scented, magenta purple flowers that abound over the compact evergreen mound of foliage. Blooms in early spring and in early fall after dead-heading. Grows to 7 inches tall with a spread of 12 inches.

Mature Height:

6-7 Inches

Mature Spread:

10-12 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

5-8

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Caryophyllaceae · Common Name: Dianthus

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

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quart Pot

SKU: 6113

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SKU: 4743

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
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