Dianthus 'Paint the Town Magenta' Description
Even in hot climates, you can count on 'Paint the Town Magenta' dianthus from Proven Winners to bloom its heart out in the garden. But its exceptional heat tolerance isn't the only thing that makes it special: it's also exceptionally floriferous, its blue-green foliage positively smothered with neat little flowers. Their color is so bright as to practically glow in the landscape, and the deep violet center of each flower adds to the effect.
These dianthus are ideal additions to rock gardens, flower gardens, and landscaping, and their neat evergreen foliage is very nice along the edge of a path or garden bed. It's truly a high-performance plant in both cold and hot climates.
Special features: deer resistant, long blooming, early blooming, evergreen, Proven Winners, shade tolerant.
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- Botanical name:
Dianthus 'Paint the Town Magenta'
- Common name:
Dianthus, pinks, carnation
- Sun exposure:
Full sun (6+ hrs/day)
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- Height x width:
6-8" X 12-14"
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- Bloom season:
Late spring-early summer
Alpine and rock, Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Edging, Erosion control, Ground cover, Massing, Rock garden, Slopes, Small spaces, Under planting
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- Patent #: PP22922
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Soil: Dianthus aren't particularly fussy about soil, though they do require good drainage.
Light: Full sun is preferred; can grow in part shade, though the blooms will not be as prolific.
Water: Average water needs. Drought tolerant once established, but should be watered regularly during periods of hot, dry weather.
Spacing: 12 inches
Fertilizing: Nothing special required; one application of garden fertilizer in early spring is sufficient.
Winterizing: Remove all the dead and fallen plant matter to prevent the risk of rot or damage. Evergreen perennial may look a bit tatty coming out of harsh winters, but will recover as spring begins.
Maintenance & pruning: Little to no pruning or maintenance needed. Though deadheading is not required, it will encourage additional flower production. Cut blooms as desired to use in arrangements.
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