Dianthus is a genus of about 300 species of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae, native mainly to Europe and Asia, with a few species extending south to north Africa, and one species (D. repens) in arctic North America. Common names include carnation (D. caryophyllus), pink (D. plumarius and related species) and sweet william (D. barbatus).
Flower in Summer
Perennial ornamental plant growing to 30-40 cm tall
Attracts bees, birds, and butterflies
Propagation is by seed, cuttings, or division
It thrives in loamy, slightly alkaline soil with sun to partial shade.