Dianthus are a colorful part of garden history with it's perfumed frilly flowers of. They have been treasured by gardeners for centuries. Pink is the well-known common name for most of the cheerful spring- and summer-flowering plants in this genus, which has more than 200 species and thousands of hybrids. Some of the most popular varieties are exotically clove-scented. There are cottage pinks, to name a few, all of them descended from different species, each with its own charms.
Dianthus have feathery silver-green or blue-gray foliage usually forming a tight mound or mat. Flowers rise from 2 inches up to 2 feet above the leaves, sometimes leaning a little lazily as they stretch toward the sun