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Paint the Town Red Pinks Dianthus

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Height 6 - 8 Inches
  • Width 16 - 18 Inches
  • Growing Zones 4-9

Celebrate and enjoy your happy place! Paint the Town Red Dianthus enlivens all of the senses. Typically Dianthus are known as Pinks. These flowers are a classic design element in English cottages style gardens. With a bit of creativity, combine vivid annual colors typical of geraniums, petunias, or verbena with Dianthus to complement even a small urban garden. The leaves and stems radiate a beautiful blue glaucous hue that is in a mounded habit. You will be mesmerized by its frilly flowers rich magenta color that produce bloom after nonstop bloom.

Both foliage and flowers emit a sweet and spicy fragrance that is unique and alluring especially to pollinator friends. Deer are deterred by its scent. This is a tough plant that is heat, drought, and salt tolerant. The advantage of being a native to Europe and Asia is that there are fewer disease and insect issues. The most common issue to run into is mildew spots on leaves.

Paint the Town Red Pinks Dianthus Care

Only 6 or more hours of sunlight will produce amazing blooms. Deadheading will help to keep blooms in top condition. Dianthus tolerates soil moist but not soggy. It prefers fertile soil slightly alkaline to neutral. Average watering practices are recommended and short periods of drought are tolerable. Watering toward the base of the plant to reduce mildew spots on leaves. Add an application of compost or fertilizer to help rejuvenate growth annually.

Dianthus is a perennial hardy to zones 4 to 9. A trim after flowers are spent and another Fall shearing by half will keep growth compact. The foliage is evergreen and extra mulch will help to ensure its survival over winter. Pull back excess mulch once Spring soils begin to warm to avoid root rot.

Paint the Town Red Pinks Dianthus Spacing

Spacing 16 to 18 inches is ideal when planting in the landscape. Dianthus works as a filler in containers. Experiment with the many diverse ways to enjoy its beauty. Add these plants to flower boxes on balconies or exploit their vivid colors to uplift a boring rock garden. You really can’t go wrong!

Paint the Town Red 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, Red
Flower Shade: Deep Magenta 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 Red' PPAF CPBRAF

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  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.