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Dianthus 'Paint the Town Magenta' (Pink)

Pink 'Paint the Town Magenta', Paint the Town Magenta Pink, Paint the Town Series, PP29222 CPBR5816


One of the earliest Dianthus to bloom, Dianthus 'Paint the Town Magenta' (Pink) is a charming evergreen perennial with masses of single vibrant magenta pink flowers adorned with incredibly serrated petals. Blooming in early summer and early fall, the eye-catching blossoms rise just above a tight, compact mound of grassy, glaucous blue leaves. They are produced in such great quantities that they literally cover the foliage. Easy to grow, and very heat and humidity tolerant, this garden pink is perfect for adding a splash of color to the garden. It is an excellent addition to the front of sunny borders, rock gardens, or decorative containers. Dianthus 'Paint the Town Magenta' belongs to the Paint the Town series.

  • 2022 Proven Winners National Perennial of the Year
  • Grows up to 8-10 in. tall (20-30 cm) and 12-14 in. wide (30-35 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun to part shade in loose, neutral to slightly alkaline, well-drained soils. Drought and salt tolerant. However, the foliage will not be as lush and fewer flowers will be produced if this dianthus is grown in hot, dry areas. Regular watering during prolonged dry spells will be necessary.
  • Extremely versatile, this Dianthus is ideal for beds and borders, garden edging, rock gardens, cottage gardens, or containers.
  • Attracts bees and butterflies, but is ignored by deer.
  • Shearing after flowering will encourage this dianthus to rebloom in early fall.
  • Do a thorough clean-up in the fall to prevent pest and disease issues, and add a layer of mulch to protect the evergreen foliage. As soon as the weather begins to warm up, remove all of this mulch to prevent crown rot.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Dianthus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early)
Fall
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 15" (30cm – 37cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Dianthus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early)
Fall
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 15" (30cm – 37cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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