Dianthus deltoides L.

Tufted slightly hairy perennial with green or waxy blue foliage. Leaves to about 1.5 cm long, linear to narrowly oblanceolate. Flowers solitary. Calyx hairy, to nearly 2 cm long, purplish. Epicalyx bracts 2 or 4 about half as long as the calyx. Petal blades about 8 mm long, bearded and irregularly toothed, pink, darker at base.


Several cultivars are available in the white to red colour range.

Source: Glancy, A.; Spencer, R. (1997). Dianthus. In: Spencer, R.. 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.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Caryophyllanae
order      Caryophyllales
family       Caryophyllaceae
genus        Dianthus L.