Carnation dianthus caryophyllus is a species of flowering plant in the family Caryophyllaceae, native to the Mediterranean region. It is a herbaceous perennial growing to 30–90 cm tall, with fragrant, pink, or white flowers in summer.
The leaves are opposite, linear to lanceolate, 2–6 cm long and 1–2 cm broad. The flowers are bisexual, with four petals and eight stamens. The fruit is a capsule containing numerous small seeds.
The dianthus caryophyllus prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil.
Fertilize in early spring with a balanced fertilizer such as 10-10-10.
Water regularly during the growing season, but do not overwater.
Cut back to the ground in late winter or early spring.
Plant 12-18 inches apart.
The dianthus caryophyllus is commonly used as a garden plant and as a cut flower.
The dianthus caryophyllus is native to the Mediterranean region.
The carnation dianthus caryophyllus blooms in summer.
The carnation dianthus caryophyllus prefers full sun to partial shade.
Sowing from Febuary to May.
Sowing from March to June.