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Paint the Town Fancy Pinks Dianthus

Proven Winners

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$27.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Height 6 - 8 Inches
  • Width 16 - 18 Inches
  • Growing Zones 4-9

Grown for their lovely color and low growing foliage, Dianthus have been a mainstay of gardens for decades, gracing cottage gardens and borders with their spicy fragrance and warm colors. Paint The Town Fancy Pinks Dianthus hybrid brings all of the old fashioned appeal and adds a new deeper fuchsia pink color with a darker magenta ring in the center and unique blue green strappy foliage. They are the perfect addition to your butterfly or pollinator garden as the bees and butterflies love them. They are also the earliest dianthus to bloom each spring which makes them great for anxious gardeners who await spring’s arrival with eager anticipation every year.

Native to Europe and Asia, Zones 4-9, dianthus grow in open sunny meadows and prairies. They are low growing, mat-forming perennials that are grown in every region but the most extreme in the United States and can be found in gardens across the country. Prized for their spicy clove-like scent, dianthus are a valuable addition to any garden bed. Although widely used, they are never boring and Paint The Town Fancy is no exception with its deep coloration and frilly, pinked petal edges.

Paint the Town Fancy Pinks Dianthus Care

Demanding a well drained moderate quality soil and full sun with some dappled light shade, dianthus will tolerate a wide range of conditions beyond this. Water needs are average, so plan on watering when rainfall is inadequate, although they can tolerate some drought. They continue to bloom throughout the heat of summer, especially if they get some afternoon shade in the hottest regions. They require little fertilization as long as the soil nutrients are adequate. A light application of well composted organic materials may be all that is needed to meet their needs. Coastal gardeners will enjoy their salt tolerance and they thrive in a slightly acidic to neutral soil, average pH needs are 5.8 to 6.2.

Deadhead or trim spent flowers in the summer and you will get a rebloom in the fall. The lovely blue green foliage will please you in the meantime and provide valuable ground cover to keep weeds at bay. Deer and rabbits typically won’t browse on them. All parts of the plant are toxic to dogs, cats and horses.

Paint the Town Fancy Pinks Dianthus Spacing

Space plants about 16 to 18 inches apart as these are low growing but spreading plants. They only grow to 8 inches in height, but spread out about 18 inches. Good air circulation is crucial to help prevent powdery mildew from setting up. Treat affected plants with a fungicide from your hardware store. Dianthus make fragrant and petite cut flowers so don’t be afraid to harvest a few stems to bring the beauty indoors. Great for massing out in your landscape or bordering your sidewalk, or include them in your patio containers, you will appreciate everything that Paint The Town Fancy Pinks brings to your spring and summer garden this year.

Paint the Town Fancy Pinks Dianthus Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9
Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Mature Height: 6 - 8 Inches
Mature Width: 16 - 18 Inches
Plant Spacing: 16 - 18 Inches
Growth Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Shade: Rosy Fuchsia With Red
Seasonal Interest: Early Summer Early Fall
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Glaucous Blue
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Heat, Drought, Salt
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Continuous Blooming or Reblooming
Uses: Border Plant, Container, Edging Plant, Landscape, Mass Planting, Dried Flower
Plant Brand: Proven Winners
Botanical/Scientific Name: Dianthus 'Paint the Town Fancy' PPAF CPBRAF
SKU:
DIATF

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations