Paint the Town Magenta Dianthus
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Dianthus. 2022 Perennial of the Year! An award winning variety from Proven Winners, this is a superior Dianthus with incredible heat resistance and unparalleled flower production. Healthy, blue-green foliage will be completely hidden by sweet, heavily serrated single blooms of magenta pink. One of the earliest Dianthus to bloom, Paint the Town Magenta will even re-bloom later in the season if given a shearing. Height 6-8". 2.5" plug.
Sold as: Pkg of 1
|1||Pkg of 1||$ 16.95 / pkg|
|2||Pkg of 1||$ 15.45 / pkg|
|3||Pkg of 1||$ 14.60 / pkg|
|4+||Pkg of 1||$ 13.80 / pkg|
These plants should be immersed in water upon arrival to thoroughly soak the root ball. These growing plants must be hardened off before planting outside. Keep in a cool bright room, and place outside on mild days and gradually leave outside for longer periods of time. After a week or so, or when nighttime temperatures are above freezing, plant outside. If a severe dip in temperature is expected, you may want to place straw or an old blanket over the green leaves to protect them from severe damage. Frost or cold will not permanently hurt the plant, but it may damage the new leaves and set growth back.
Plant in spring or fall, spacing plants 6 to 12 inches apart, depending on the type. Prepare the garden bed by using a garden fork or tiller to loosen soil to a depth of 12 to 15 inches, then mix in a 2- to 4-inch layer of compost. Dig a hole twice the diameter of the plant's container. Carefully remove the plant from its pot and place it in the hole so the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Carefully fill in around the root ball and firm the soil gently. Water thoroughly.
Water plants during the summer if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week. Stake tall varieties to keep them upright. Remove spent blooms on tall varieties, or shear back mounding plants after bloom to encourage rebloom. After the first killing frost, cut stems back to an inch or two above soil line. Divide plants every 3 to 4 years as new growth begins in the spring, lifting plants and dividing them into clumps.