Dianthus is also known as China Pink, Indian Pink, Chinese pink, Rainbow Pink. The botanical name is Dianthus chinensis and belongs to Caryophyllaceae (Carnation) family.
Dianthus is native to China but is grown all over the world. It is a favorite among gardeners. These perennial plants grow 3 or 4 feet tall.
China Pinks are short-lived perennial garden plants, native to China and northern parts of India, blooming in several colors. They are extremely popular garden plants in India.
The small single flowers have four to six slightly overlapping petals that have smooth or often cut and fringed edges. The pretty petals in the shades of pink and red and white are gathered at the base into a strong green tubular calyx.
Stamens protrude out and the anthers are blue. The plant grows in well drained soil, in beds, pots, borders in sunny areas and can easily be multiplied by seeds.