Elegantly frilled, fully double blooms produce a wonderfully spicy fragrance. Satiny white color stands out in breathtaking contrast to its long, narrow, needle-like gray-green leaves. Striking in rock gardens, borders and bouquets. Shipped in 3" pots. Dianthus plumaris x 'Starlight'
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Elegantly frilled, the Starlight Carnation produces fully double blooms and a wonderful spicy fragrance that drifts through the entire yard. The Dianthus Plumarius x Starlight features a satiny white color that stands out in breathtaking contrast to its long, narrow, needle-like gray-green leaves. Dianthus is striking in rock gardens, borders and bouquets. This delicate carnation is like none you've ever seen.
The Starlight Carnation, and other Dianthus varieties, is loved for its charming presence in borders and cutting gardens. The Dianthus Plumarius x Starlight flower with dense, frilled blooms, is a particularly beautiful species for bouquets. Dianthus plants are one of the flowers with the longest vase-life, lasting up to 2 to 3 weeks. Plant these perennial plants in full sun and enjoy weeks of intense beauty and fragrance.
Botanical Name: Dianthus plumarius x 'Starlight'
Common Name: Dianthus, Carnation
Form: Mostly evergreen
Root System: Fibrous
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Height/Habit: Flower stems 15 - 24", foliage 4 - 6"
Spread: 12 - 15"
Spacing: 12 - 24"
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Flowering Date: Early to midsummer
Duration: Several weeks
Cut Flowers: Yes
Dried Flowers: No
Shipping Season: both Spring & Fall
Unique Characterstics: The queen of the white carnations. Elegantly frilled, fully double blooms with a rich spicy fragrance. Unsurpassed by any other for clean, satiny white color.
Flower Color: White
Flower Form: Double with frilled edges
Foliage Type: Long narrow, needle-like, grey-green, evergreen in many areas
Fragrance: Mild, spicy
Resistance: Good to P & D problems
Pruning: Cut off all spent blossoms.
Pruning Time: After flowering
Soil Requirement: Moist retentive but well drained.
Additional Information: Short lived perennial, must be sited in well drained organic rich soil for best results.
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"These are one of my favorite flowers in my garden. The first year they didn't bloom, but the second year they bloomed wonderfully. And the fragrance of these carnations radiated through the whole front yard. Very easy to care for too."
I purchased 4 of these carnations and planted them May of 2008... last year they grew ok.. and I had only 2 that flowered but it was only a total of 3 flowers each... It is now the beginning of April and they have tripled in size.. are actually bigger than what they say there suppose to be.. I love the fact that they remain all winter long with green foliage. They have taken up morem room in my garden than I expected so now I have to expand my garden space to accomodate these fast growing beautiful flowers.. oh i forgot to say i have an unbelievable amt of flowers (approx a hundred) that should be blooming in the next few weeks.