Dianthus caryophyllus

Common Name :Dianthus, Dianthus clove pink, Carnation, Giliflower Botanical name :Dianthus caryophyllus Family : Caryophyllaceae Order : Caryophyllales Dianthus varieties [Types] : Dianthus barbatus, Dianthus alpinus, Dianthus allwoodii, D.chinensis, D. deltoides, D. plumarius

Dianthus caryophyllus

Origin / Native - France

Height - 12 inches to 3 feet tall

Spread - 1 feet wide

Type - Herbaceous perennial

Flowering Month - July to August

Flowers - White, pink, rose, showy, sweet fragrance

Foliage - Grey green, upright stems, lance shaped leaves

Light requirement & care - Sunny, open, good, free draining soil

ProPagation - From seeds

Pests & Diseases - Aphids cause problems, Rust, Anther smut may occur

Suitable for - Borders, pots, containers, cut flowers

Varieties - Polar Clove [white], Clarinda [salmon pink], Bookham Lad [white, striped scarlet], Beauty of Cambridge[yellow]

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Bangalore[Bengaluru], Karnataka, South India, India

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