Dianthus Paint the Town Magenta

Paint the Town™ Series Pinks, Carnations
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2022 Proven Winners Perennial of the Year®
Celebrate with this stunner prized for its bright colors and increased heat tolerance. It rewards a sunny border or pathway with evergreen frosty-blue foliage blanketed in magenta-pink, fragrant, single flowers with incredibly frilly, saw-toothed petals. Dianthus Paint the Town Magenta will flower in early summer. Shear after the first flowering to encourage an early fall rebloom. Commonly referred to as Pinks or Carnations, they are the ultimate cottage flower. A versatile perennial at home in mixed borders, containers, butterfly, heirloom, and cutting gardens.

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Patent PP29,222 'CPBR5816'

Plant Type Perennials, Groundcovers


Height Short 6-8"

Spacing Plant 12-14" apart

Bloom Time Early Summer to Mid-Summer

Sun / Shade Full Sun

Zones 4-9

Soil Type Normal, Sandy

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Evergreen
  • Fragrant
  • Long-Blooming

Planting Sites

  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Groundcovers
  • OK in Containers

Dianthus General Information

Foliage remains evergreen in all but the coldest winters. Dianthus are garden classics, appearing in many shapes and colors, most with blue/green or blue frosted quill-like foliage. Long blooming, perfect for small bouquets-most are fragrant. A cottage garden is not complete without several Dianthus. All are heat tolerant and low maintenance beauties. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Dianthus Plant Care

Shear off old flowering stems and approximately 1/3 of the foliage after blooming. Foliage will quickly recover and look nice, even into winter. Prefers loose and sandy alkaline soils. Can be divided in spring every 2-3 years.