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Sweet william 'Firestar'


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Belonging to the Carnation genus (Dianthus 'Firestar'), Firestar is a variety of Sweet william. This variety is a Flower that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Firestar is known for growing to a height of approximately 17.78 cm (that's 6.93 inches in imperial).

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Firestar Sweet william is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Firestar have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Firestar

  • Full Sun

  • High

water every other day
shear back lightly after bloom
needs 6+ hrs of sunlight
ideal in rock gardens
companion plants:
lamb’s ears, tickseed, blanket flower

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Firestar is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions.

Growing Firestar from seed

Ensure a seed sowing distance of 11.89 inches (30.48 cm).

Transplanting Firestar

As Firestar is very hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Firestar