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'Paint the Town Magenta' Dianthus | Proven Winners

Members of the Paint the Town Series are prized for their bright colors and increased heat tolerance. This translates to better performance nearly nationwide, even in the heat-loving states. Flowers appear in early summer, and a quick shearing after flowering will encourage them to rebloom in early fall. This is the perfect size to edge the front of the sunny border and use in combination containers.

‘Paint the Town Magenta’ is one of the earliest Dianthus to bloom, producing ¾-1” wide, single vibrant magenta pink flowers and incredibly serrated petals. Flowers completely cover the plant when it’s in peak. Its glaucous blue foliage set it apart from other Dianthus of its type.

In the carnation family, Dianthus cultivars deliver gorgeous single, semi-double, and fully double flowers. Singles tend to deliver more flowers while doubles are significantly larger, sometimes more than twice the size. Singles also tend to grow quicker and can appear like a carpet in the landscape at maturity.

  • Fragrant Flower
  • Fragrant Foliage
  • Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
  • Winter Interest
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
  • Resists: Deer

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Height Category: Short
  • Garden Height: 6 - 8 Inches
  • Spacing: 16 - 18 Inches
  • Spread: 16 - 18 Inches
  • Flower Colors: Pink
  • Flower Shade: Magenta
  • Foliage Colors: Blue, Green
  • Foliage Shade: Glaucous blue
  • Habit: Mounded
  • Container Role: Filler

PLANT NEEDS

  • Light Requirement: Part Sun to Sun
  • Maintenance Category: Easy
  • Bloom Time: Early Summer, Early Fall
  • Hardiness Zones: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b 
  • Water Category: Average, Needs Good Drainage
  • Needs Good Drainage
  • Soil Fertility Requirement: Average Soil
  • Soil PH Category: Acidic Soil, Neutral Soil
  • Uses: Border Plant, Container, Edging Plant, Groundcover, Landscape, Mass Planting
  • Maintenance Notes: Grows best in sun to light shade and loose, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Tolerates dry soil for short periods.

Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc

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