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First Love® Cheddar Pink

Dianthus 'First Love'

Item 067731

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USDA Zone:
3-9
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.
Description:

Noted for the multiple hues of its dainty blossoms, this compact perennial blooms nearly continuously from spring until frost. From compact, silvery blue-green foliage, the flowers emerge white, change to pink and age to lavender-rose. May bloom year-round in warmer climates. Essential to the cottage garden and perennial border.

Price: $19.99
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Average Landscape Size
Grows to 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.
Flowering Season
Landscape Use
Botanical Name: Dianthus 'First Love'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Compact
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Easy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise
Foliage Color: No
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers ,   Long Bloom Season ,   Fragrant ,   Flowers for Cutting
Bloom Time: Late spring to fall; nearly year-round in warm climates.
Flower Color: Pink
Garden Style: Cottage

Prefers fertile, well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Re-blooms best if sheared after spring flush.

History

A 2001 Plant Select® award recipient. Plant Select® is a collaboration of Colorado State University, Denver Bonanic Gardens, and the green industry, helping gardeners and horticultural professionals transform the American landscape to a vibrancy inspired by our western regional landscape.

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