These have not disappointed— planted 12 last year between two separate areas and they all look amazing this spring. All bloomed in 6A in mid April and are still blooming like crazy a month later. They don’t disappear like old dianthus varieties tended to do years ago. Very Hardy and beautiful. They look amazing with cats pajamas nepeta and glow girl spiraea if you’re looking for tons of color. I used to love pink creeping phlox but not the way it behaves the rest of the year after flowering. I will be replacing all of my creeping phlox with this dianthus. Thanks PW.
'Paint the Town Magenta' Pinks Dianthus hybrid
This brightly colored perennial produces single, vibrant magenta pink flowers atop a low mound of glaucous blue foliage. Use it to edge sunny borders and pathways.Award WinnerFragrant FlowerFragrant FoliageContinuous Bloom or RebloomerWinter InterestHeat TolerantDrought TolerantSalt TolerantAttracts:BeesButterflies
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:6 - 8 InchesSpacing:12 - 14 InchesSpread:12 - 14 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:MagentaFoliage Colors:BlueFoliage Shade:Glaucous blueHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Early FallHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil PH Category:Alkaline SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:Dried FlowerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Best in landscapes, can be used in containers.Maintenance Notes:
Grows best in sun to light shade and loose, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Tolerates dry soil for short periods.
Get ready for a new type of Dianthus for Proven Winners®! These beauties are prized for their bright colors and increased heat tolerance. This translates to better performance nearly nationwide, even in the heat-loving states.'Paint the Town Magenta' Dianthus hybrid USPP 29,222, Can 5,816
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Alannis, Missouri, United States, 29 weeks ago
Got 20 of these off the clearance rack at Lowes last fall and wow, they have not disappointed. They had tons of beautiful flowers through the fall. Their icy blue foilage never died back through the winter and they were one of the first plants to start blooming this spring. So very happy with this plant.Sandra Perry, Oklahoma, United States, 1 year ago
This is very hardy on the northeastern plains of Colorado. We have cold winters and hot summers with little moisture. It is a consistent steady bloomer. I use it in pots as well as in my flower garden.Dianne Cox, Colorado, United States, 4 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial 2022 Top Performer Michigan State University