Pink – Dianthus Chinensis
Six inches to a foot.
Flowers rose or white, July.
Resembles a small carnation; but the foliage
is green and glossy, without anything of the bluish
tint usual in the “grass” of the Dianthus
The flowers are double and very pretty;
the plant is hardy and will last for several years.
It may easily be increased by “pipings”
– small well-ripened shoots pulled out of
their stalk-sheaths and dibbled in sandy ground
It may also be raised from seed sown
on moderate heat in March and brought on as a
In one way or another the stock
should be recruited every year, or it will probably
vanish from the garden.