Dianthus gratianopolitanus Firewitch was the 2006 perennial of the year. Firewitch flowers profusely and flowers tend to stand tall rather than bend over. Flowers can get four to six inches tall but the foliage usually stays around two inches. The blue leaves are are unusual and make a striking ground cover or a colorful additon to any container planting.
These plants are often available in plug trays. These trays hold 128 of all the same plant. They are a great low cost way to fill a lot of space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by an inch. Check here to see if Firewitch Dianthus Plug Trays are available.