Cheddar Pink (Dianthus 'First Love') in the Dianthus Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 15 - 18 inches
Plant Spread: 15 - 18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Silvery blue-green
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Blooms start out as white, then turn to pink and then to rose as it ages. All 3 colors can appear at the same time in the clump. In warm winter climates (USDA Zones 8-9), this cultivar may bloom year-round.
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Sheer back after flowering to encourage more flowering
Uses: Provides winter interest
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2001 Plant Select Winner

Mid-November, still blooming - unbelievable.

Discussion Threads about this plant
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