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Dianthus 'Wicked Witch'

Posted by coolplantsguy z6 Ontario (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 24, 10 at 15:47

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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RE: Dianthus 'Wicked Witch'

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'.

The Plant Geek
www.confessionsofaplantgeek.blogspot.com


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RE: Dianthus 'Wicked Witch'

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


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

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zaphod42

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


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RE: Dianthus 'Wicked Witch'

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).


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RE: Dianthus 'Wicked Witch'

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


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


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RE: Dianthus 'Wicked Witch'

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


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