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||$ 17.95 / pkg|
|2||Pkg of 1||$ 16.35 / pkg|
|3||Pkg of 1||$ 15.45 / pkg|
|4+||Pkg of 1||$ 14.60 / pkg|
It is very important to plant as soon as possible after you receive them. If it is necessary to store them for a short time before planting them, open the plastic bags. If the roots appear dry, soak them for a few hours in warm water. Store in slightly moist peat moss in a cold, but not freezing location until you can plant. They can also be placed in pots of soil if planting will be delayed for more than 2 weeks. Use any peat-based potting soil and pots with drainage holes.
Soak bare-root perennials in water for a few hours before planting. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be a while before the plant shows itself.
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.