Dianthus – Paint the Town Magenta’
Get ready for a new type of Dianthus for Proven Winners®! These beauties are prized for their bright colors and increased heat tolerance. This translates to better performance nearly nationwide, even in the heat-loving states.
Grows best in sun to light shade and loose, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Tolerates dry soil for short periods.
Needs Good Drainage
Uses Notes Best in landscapes, can be used in containers.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Flower Form Container, Landscape
Soil Fertility Average 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.