Tufted small perennial to about 12 cm tall. Leaves to 2.5 cm long, linear lanceolate, shiny and with a prominent midrib. Flowers solitary. Epicalyx bracts usually 4, at least half as long as calyx. Petal blades 1.5-2 cm long, finely toothed, bearded, deep pink with purple spots.
Several cultivars are available.
Source: (1997). Dianthus. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.