Dianthus 'Paint the Town Magenta' - Pink Carnations

Dianthus 'Paint the Town Magenta' - Pink Carnations

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A pink carnation with blue foliage and increased heat tolerance
SKU 25870
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Key Characteristics
Zone

4 - 9

Mature Height

8 IN

Mature Width

14 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Dianthus 'Paint the Town Magenta' - Pink Carnations

A Proven Winners® variety, Dianthus 'Paint the Town Magenta' emerges as a vibrant, low maintenance perennial, adorning gardens with its lively magenta blooms from late spring to early summer, and again in fall. This pink carnation is a perfect choice for sunny borders, foundational plantings, or pathways, where its magenta flowers burst against the contrasting blue-green foliage, creating a visual spectacle that enriches any garden landscape.

The fragrance of this 'Paint the Town Magenta' Dianthus is as delightful as its appearance, emitting a light, clove-scented aroma that enhances garden air without overwhelming the senses. The blooms transition from rich pink to bright magenta, featuring elegantly "pinked" edges that complement the glaucous blue foliage. This characteristic ensures Dianthus 'Paint the Town Magenta' remains a captivating feature throughout the summer.

What truly sets Dianthus 'Paint the Town Magenta' apart is its remarkable increased heat tolerance. This new addition to the pink carnations family stands resilient against the challenges of long, hot summers, maintaining its beauty without succumbing to the heat. Furthermore, its ability to withstand periods of drought makes it a robust choice for various garden settings.

'Paint the Town Magenta' Dianthus is versatile, flourishing in full sun to partial shade, repelling pests with its fragrant blooms, and attracting pollinators, thereby supporting the local ecosystem. With loose, well-drained soil and a preference for neutral to slightly alkaline pH soils, Dianthus 'Paint the Town Magenta' is easy to care for, making it an ideal selection for gardeners of all levels.

Incorporating Dianthus 'Paint the Town Magenta' into your garden not only adds a splash of vibrant color but also brings the added benefits of its aromatic presence and environmental resilience. Whether planted in mass for a bold impact or used to accentuate mixed beds and borders, this member of the paint the town series stands as a testament to the beauty and versatility of pink carnations.

Sweet smelling dianthus flowers are also known by their common names: carnations, pinks, and sweet William. A family with hundreds of low maintenance varieties, you can find a carnation color and bloom style for nearly any garden purpose.

Product Details

Item Form 1-Quart
Genus Dianthus
Species hybrid
Variety 'Paint the Town Magenta'
Plant Patent PP29222
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 4
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color Magenta, Pink
Max Bloom Size 1.00
Bloom Season Start Late Spring
Bloom Season End Mid Fall
Foliage Color Blue Green
Resistance Cold Hardy, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Special Features Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Pruning Recommended, Repeat Bloomer, Rose Companions
Uses Baskets, Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Foundation, Outdoor
Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, PR, VI

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