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'Arctic Fire' Maiden Pink Plants

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Dianthus deltoides

  • Colour: White & pink
  • Flowering: May-July
  • Evergreen
  • Height: 20cm
  • Mat forming, spreads quite slowly
  • Position: Full sun, light shade
  • Ideal for rockeries & pots
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Description

Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire' - Maiden Pink Plants

'Arctic Fire' is a low-growing alpine perennial that provides a mat-like ground cover about 20cm tall. Its evergreen foliage is rich, deep green and densely packed to suppress weeds.
It comes into its own from mid-spring with primarily white flowers that have a striking wash of pink shades as an "eye" in the centre. The petals are slightly serrated, adding to their delicate beauty when admired up close.

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Features

  • Colour: White & pink
  • Flowering: May-July
  • Evergreen
  • Height: 20cm
  • Mat forming, spreads quite slowly
  • Position: Full sun, light shade
  • Ideal for rockeries & pots

Growing Dianthus Arctic Fire

All it needs is full sun and a well drained soil that should be poorly fertile: gritty, sandy, or chalky is ideal. Too much soil fertility will result in fewer flowers and less dense foliage, so don't mulch them with rich organic matter: use grit or pea gravel instead. 

Drought-tolerant once established.

This pretty little perennial is great at the front of a sunny border or in a trough alongside other alpines. It combines beautifully in displays with Mexican fleabane and a two-tone Reticulate Iris like Painted Lady.

Did You Know?

Dianthus deltoides is a European native that has been cultivated ornamentally since late Medieval times, possibly because it volunteered itself by growing so well in the cracks of castle walls.

Cultivation Instructions

Thrives in a sunny spot but also copes with light shade. Plant in well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil, and avoid waterlogged or heavy conditions. Add well-rotted manure or garden compost when planting.