Dianthus 'Wicked Witch'

coolplantsguy(z6 Ontario)November 24, 2010

Has anyone tried this one? It is relatively new (I believe it came out 2-3 years ago), and is being described as a red-flowered version of the popular 'Firewitch' (it was developed as a "sport" of this plant).

Another similar plant, but even newer, is called 'Red Beauty'.

I am hoping to try both this coming spring.

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the_plant_geek(z5)

I wouldn't call it a true red, it's kind of the same color as Knock Out Rose. Other than that, it has all of the great qualities of 'Firewitch'.

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    Bookmark   December 21, 2010 at 10:22AM
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zaphod42

If you want a really dark red, go for 'Heart Attack.' I've had it for two years so far and its stunning.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2010 at 3:24PM
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zaphod42

Knew I had pics somewhere! Here's the 'Heart Attack' Dianthus.

    Bookmark   January 3, 2011 at 9:13AM
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ontnative(5b Can/USDA 4)

zaphod42

Is 'Heart Attack' a cultivar of Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William)?

    Bookmark   January 16, 2011 at 10:40AM
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zaphod42

Yes - they are part of the Sweet William group. I didn't notice until after I posted that it was the wrong direction.

Still, a great looking plant that I highly recommend and a true perennial (unlike many Sweet Williams).

    Bookmark   January 16, 2011 at 2:32PM
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rouge21_gw(5)

I am having a hard time obtaining "Heart Attack" at a brick and mortar nursery in Ontario Canada.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2011 at 12:57PM
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rouge21_gw(5)

I am having a hard time obtaining "Heart Attack" at a brick and mortar nursery in Ontario Canada.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2011 at 1:33PM
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jayco(5b NY)

'Fire Star' is a lovely true, vivid red without any pink.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2011 at 8:58PM
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