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neon star dianthus is trailing evergreen perennial
Photo 9 of 12Trailing evergreen perennial grown as a groundcover or in containers with silver foliage and neon pink flowers in mid spring

Neon Star Dianthus (9 of 12)

Plant in moist, but well-drained soil
Plant in full sun
Shear back after flowering to promote reblooming
Height: 7 inches; Width: 12 inches
Hardy in USDA zones (3)4-9:
Zone 3: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; may be marginally hardy in this zone.
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 8: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun.
Zone 9: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun.

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