Dianthus plants, also called pinks, are attractive and versatile blooming perennials. The variety called ‘Firewitch’ has an especially low growth habit and a clovelike aroma. They make good choices for flowering borders, rock gardens or mixed beds.
Firewitch dianthus (Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Firewitch’) was created by a German horticulturist in 1957, where it was named Feuerhexe. Blooming in May and June, their deep pink or magenta flowers are a beatific contrast against the blue-green, silvery grass-like foliage. The flowers are fragrant, smelling lightly like cloves. These fragrant flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Firewitch flowers hold up against heat and humidity more than most dianthus flowers.