Dianthus Paint the Town Magenta - Pinks

Dianthus 'Paint the Town Magenta' PP29222 CPBR5816
Mature Height: 6 to 8 inches
Mature Spread: 12 to 14 inches

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Blankets of solid color are the highlight of the Proven Winners Paint the Town series of Dianthus pinks. Paint the Town Magenta will give you swaths of pink color starting in early summer and continuing for weeks. The foliage of Dianthus is also evergreen so the remainder of the year pinks maintain a soft and full looking ground cover. For those wanting even more color, pinks can be sheared back after the first bloom to produce another flush of color before the fall.

Paint the town Magenta is the perfect size to edge the front of the sunny border and use in combination containers and 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.

 Photo Credit: Walters Gardens

Bloom Color:Pink, Pink, and more Pink
Bloom Period:Spring to fall
Genus & Species:Dianthus 'Paint the Town Magenta' PP29222 CPBR5816
Mature Height:6 to 8 inches
Mature Spread:12 to 14 inches
Plant Spacing:8-12 inches
Planting Depth:Plant just at soil level, do not plant too deep.
Planting Time:Spring, summer, fall
Soil Type:Neutral to Alkaline PH, soil must drain well.
Sun Exposure:Full Sun to Part Shade
Zone:4 to 9

General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.

Dianthus Paint the Town Magenta - Pinks

Pinks grow best in soil that is loose and well drained. The prefer neutral to slightly alkaline PH, so applications of lime can help. They can be grown if full sun to part shades, but they will do best when soil is kept moist and they are not exposed to hot dry conditions. The evergreen foliage must be cleaned up in the fall to prevent disease and pests, cover with mulch in the winter to protect the foliage and then uncover promptly as the weather warms in spring. They offer a little challenge, but if you have the time they are worth it.

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