Dianthus is a flowering plant belonging to the class of Caryophyllaceae. The plant takes its name from two Greek words – dios and anthos – that is, divine and flower, respectively. With over 300 species, these plants are indigenous to Asia and Europe. Thanks to its beauty and pretty scent, Dianthus is always the first choice when it comes to any garden flower assortment.
There is no such best time for growing Dianthus. Primarily perennial herbs, these flowering plants do have annual and biennial varieties. There are some species of these plants that are low sub shrubs with woody basal stems. Therefore, you can choose the weather for growing this gorgeous plant based on your choice of carnations ?
Dianthus caryophyllus is grown in normal conditions, when it is neither too hot nor too cold.
Sweet William is a biennial and lasts for six months; and D. gratianopolitanus blooms once a year.