Dianthus caryophyllus

Dianthus caryophyllus, commonly known as the carnation or clove pink, is a species of Dianthus. Carnations were mentioned in Greek literature 2,000 years ago, and is derived from the Ancient Greek words for divine (“dios”) and flower (“anthos”). The symbolism for the most part, carnations express love, fascination, and distinction, though there are many variations dependent on color.  

Dianthus are perennials that grow 15-40 cm tall, require well-drained and neutral to slightly alkaline soil, and full sun. 

 

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