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Dianthus STAR SINGLE™ Fire Star

Dianthus hybrid = ‘Devon Xera’

The Whetman Pinks® STAR SINGLE™ Collection represents the best in perennial Dianthus genetics! All have an attractive compact, mounding foliage that looks great in mass plantings. They are heat tolerant with a vigor that is unsurpassed by other Dianthus. The Star series produces excellent, uniform, spring and early-summer crops that are perfect for Spring promotions.

Dianthus STAR SINGLE™ Fire Star ‘Devon Xera’: Vivid red single flowers with a crimson eye borne on a vigorous mound of neat grey-green foliage.

Origin: United Kingdom

Description / Plant Notes:

• USDA Zone 5. (-20°F or -28°C).
• Compact mounding foliage, typically 7″ in height and spread at peak bloom time.
• Foliage is sturdy and generally glaucous.
• Day-neutral, perpetual flowering, heavily budded in spring: vernalization not necessary.
• Single flowers 1” – 1.5” diameter, held 3” above the foliage.
• Varying degrees of perfume, somewhat reminiscent of cloves.
• Ideal for use as a front of the border perennial or in mixed containers.

Patent Status: USPP 14,895

PK Sheet
USDA Zone: 5 - 9
Height: 5 to 7-inches
13 to 18-centimeters
Spread: 5 to 7-inches
13 to 18-centimeters
Seasons: Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Autumn
Flower Colors: Red
Foliage Colors: Silver-Blue
Light Levels: Full-Sun
Growth Habit: Compact-mounded
Usage: Container Gardens, Containers, Cut Flowers, Garden border, Landscapes, Mass landscape planting, Pots
Patent Status: PP 14,895
Origin: United Kingdom

Grower Culture

Media: Well-draining media
pH: 5.5pH to 6.2pH
Fertilization: Medium | 200 ppm
Light: High
Water: Well-Drained to Moderate
Growing Temp Day: 60°F to 65°F | 16°C to 16°C
Growing Temp Night: 55°F to 60°F | 13°C to 13°C
Crop Timing from Rooted Liners:
4-inch: 8 to 10-weeks with 1 ppp
1-gallon: 10 to 16-weeks with 1 ppp
Other Varieties
in the Collection:
Dianthus STAR SINGLE™ Stargazer
Dianthus STAR SINGLE™ Superstar
Dianthus STAR SINGLE™ Eastern Star
Dianthus STAR SINGLE™ ‘Neon Star’
Dianthus STAR SINGLE™ Peppermint Star
Dianthus STAR SINGLE™ Neon Star Improved
Dianthus STAR SINGLE™ Fire Star Improved