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Dianthus 'Neon Star' PP 14,549
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Dianthus 'Neon Star' PP 14,549

Hardy Pink

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Item #: 5109

Zones: 4a to 8b

Height: 7" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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Many of the English hybrid dianthus turn up their toes at the mere thought of a hot, humid NC summer, but Dianthus 'Neon Star' has been a delightful surprise in our trials. From dianthus breeder John Whetman of Devon, England comes a new dianthus that makes a 7" tall tight mound of grey-blue foliage, topped in spring with 1"+ flowers of the most fluorescent neon pink that we have seen on a live plant. Imagine Britney Spears' lipstick and you get the idea. We think this will quickly become a favorite for southern gardeners...the dianthus, that is.