Dianthus (Dianthus caryophyllus, Dianthus barbatus, Dianthus chinensis, Dianthus deltoides, Dianthus plumaris, Dianthus superbus).
Carnation, Clove Pink, Sweet William, China Pink, Pink, Pinks, Maiden Pink,
Origins - Europe, China.
Perennial (evergreen), or
Hardiness (see References, below) - Zones 3 - 9.
Spring, Summer, till frosts.
.25 - 1.5 ft (8 - 50 cm).
Likes direct Sun, most soils. Average water needs. Low maintenance plant.
By seeds, or cuttings.
Popular garden plant; hundreds of different species, and cultivars are available. Most of them fragrant. Dianthus attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies! Dianthus name originated from Greek (di (double) anthus (blossom)). Not all varieties are zone 3 - 9 tolerant, double check hardiness for your plant, to avoid disappointment. Blooms come in all kinds of shades of cream, pink, purple, and red. For yellow variety, try Dianthus 'knappii'.
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