This is a Dianthus species with small but very vivid, dark pink – magenta flowers. It will grow up to 60 cm with branched, slender stems holding clusters of slightly fragrant flowers, throughout the summer.
Wonderful in combination with other summer flowering perennials, and particularly with fine textured grasses, providing a real splash of colour! Unfortunatelly, I don’t really have great images because it was already setting seeds.
With the modern trend of minimalist planting, there is an increased interest in this type of Dianthus because of their elegant habit, simplicity and see-through qualities – Good news!
It was named after the Carthusian order of monks, founded in 1084 near Grenoble, in which each monk had his own small garden.
Germination: easy, like for all Dianthus.