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Paint The Town Magenta Pinks

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Paint The Town Magenta Pinks (Dianthus ‘Paint The Town Magenta’)Vibrant magenta pink flowers above mounds of glaucous blue foliage; great for flower arrangements; deadhead to rebloom; pair up with summer blooming perennials and annuals to time a continued flower display


Average Landscape Height:
6 inches (8 inches with the flowers)
Average Landscape Width:
14 inches
Growth Rate:
Paint The Town Magenta
Flower Color:
hot pink
Flower Period:
from early summer to early fall
Summer Foliage Color:
powder blue
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
Maximum Moisture:
Plant Form:
spring cleanup
Pollution Tolerance:
Other Species Names:
Border Pinks, Cheddar Pinks
12 inches
Flower Form:
Flower Fragrance:

Ornamental Features

Paint The Town Magenta Pinks is smothered in stunning fragrant hot pink frilly flowers at the ends of the stems from early summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive narrow leaves remain powder blue in color with hints of grayish green throughout the year.

Landscape Attributes

Paint The Town Magenta Pinks is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

Planting & Growing

Paint The Town Magenta Pinks will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 8 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 14 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Paint The Town Magenta Pinks is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.