Dianthus barbatus 'Scarlet Fever' PPAF
Scarlet Fever Perennial Sweet William
Item #: 13199
Zones: 4a to 8b, at least
Height: 12" tall
Origin: Southern Europe
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.
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Leave it to Walters Gardens' plantsman Hans Hansen to discover a flower sport on our Plant Delights introduction, Dianthus 'Heart Attack'. Now that it's been stabilized, we are pleased to introduce the perennial Dianthus barbatus 'Scarlet Fever'. Instead of the blood-red flowers of its parent, the evergreen foliage of Dianthus 'Scarlet Fever' is topped in late April with a show of vermillion flowers atop 1' tall stems. This is a color we've never encountered in hardy dianthus, creating a myriad of new design options in the sun garden. As with all dianthus, good drainage is the key to good perennialization. Spring is coming...be sure to catch the fever!