General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 6 - 9 inches
Plant Spread: 6 - 12 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Blue-green
Flowers: Showy
Other: Clove-scented
Flower Color: Bi-Color: White/Maroon
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP13025

Trade name information:
Series: Star™
Trade Name: Brilliant Star
Cultivar name: 'Brilliant Star'
Common names
  • Carnation
  • Dianthus
  • Cheddar Pink

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Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2012-08-21
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2012-08-21

Date: 2004-05-24
Location: Tellys Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2009-09-27
Location: Tellys Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2009-09-27

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