Dianthus – ‘Paint the Town Red’
This bright colored perennial produces single, deep magenta red flowers atop a low mound of glaucous blue foliage. Use it to edge sunny borders and pathways.
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Grows best in full sun to light shade and loose, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Tolerates dry soil for short periods.
Needs Good Drainage
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Edging Plant, Groundcover, Landscape, Mass Planting
Soil Fertility Average Soil
Soil PH Category Acidic Soil, Neutral Soil
pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9
Fertilization 150 - 200
Light Requirements High
Water Requirements Dry to Moderate
Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Growing On Temperature 55 - 65° Fahrenheit
Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit
Planting and Timing Information
Early Spring through Fall Finish. Standard PPP.
Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 5-6
6" and Gallon Pot : 8-9
7-9" Pot : 9-10
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :
Pinching and Growth Regulators
Pest and Disease Management
General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.
Good air circulation and water drainage is critical. Use soil mix that has excellent drainage.