One of the beautiful and most colorful flower from the garden is Dianthus flower. This flowering plant is native to Asia and Europe. Dianthus actually the species name of the flower which is having around 300 flowering plants. Dianthus belongs to the plant family Caryophyllaceae.
Common name of the flower is incarnation, pink, sweet william, etc. The name Dianthus actually formed from the two Greek words dios and anthos which means gods and flowers respectively. This name is cited by the famous Greek botanist Theophrastus.
Dianthus flower plant is perennial. Leafs are liner and arranged oppositely around the stem having lovely foliage. Flower appears in many colors like red, purple, white, pink, violet, mixed, etc. Flowers are having 5-7 petals and each of the petals are having asymmetric toothed at the edge.
This fragrant-less flowering plant can be planted both at the gardens and at pots. When it blooms, brings lot of flower at the same time. This flowering plant can propagate from seed or using cutting easily.
Photos of this article were taken from Mohera, Tangail(মহেরা, টাঙ্গাইল). I was traveling there during January of 2012.