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China Pink

Dianthus chinensis

Description:

It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 30–50 cm tall. The leaves are green to greyish green, slender. The flowers are white, pink, red or lilac, etc, 3–4 cm diameter, produced singly or in small clusters from spring to mid summer. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant, both in China and elsewhere across temperate regions of the world; numerous cultivars have been selected for garden use

Habitat:

They are best grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun, but appreciate some afternoon shade in hot summer weather

Notes:

It is a species of Dianthus native to northern China, Korea, Mongolia, and southeastern Russia. They are sometime described as cool weather annuals because they thrive in cool summers, but dislike the hot and humid summers.

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19 Comments

tibiprada
tibiprada 9 years ago

maxgerhardt, Oh yes, you are so right Dianthus barbatus seems a closer match.
Fabulous... I enjoy the search as much as the flower itself :-)

maxgerhardt
maxgerhardt 9 years ago

see this german http://www.botanik-bochum.de/html/jahrbu..., for example.In the centre the field for stamen is different coloured.
Or how specify the difference between cinensis and barbatus?

maxgerhardt
maxgerhardt 9 years ago

Sorry for insist more on it Dianthus barbatus is possible too(Sweet WIlliam)
Look this one http://www.colourbox.com/image/garden-ca...

maxgerhardt
maxgerhardt 9 years ago

tibiprada great,
yes i was refer for this picture only(my example), about the rain

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Thanks to you both for considering my suggestion. At all Flowers is my most first interest in spottings.

tibiprada
tibiprada 9 years ago

I'm not sure about the "rain sprinkle color effect" but it definitely resembles a Dianthus chinensis .

tibiprada
tibiprada 9 years ago

Thank you for your effort, Ashish Nimkar, maxgerhardt :-)

maxgerhardt
maxgerhardt 9 years ago

Ashish Nimkar i think you got it noiw :) Rosa Dianthus after a rain http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/kornye...

i think you can id it then :) Dianthus chinensis look very close

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Thanks for showing close view of this beautiful flower plant. They are more beautiful than imagine.
Petal structure look alike of Dianthus.

tibiprada
tibiprada 9 years ago

maxgerhardt, great info .. Thank you

tibiprada
tibiprada 9 years ago

Working on it :-) ...Thanks, Ashish Nimkar

maxgerhardt
maxgerhardt 9 years ago

i think about Iridaceae family

maxgerhardt
maxgerhardt 9 years ago

Ashish Nimkar
you can do by yourself too.
click the picture, then rightclick and save and now you can use GIMP in linux for example or another Picture program.
You can send me your email too and i can give you a cropped one(that i use for a close view)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

I feel they in Convolvulaceae family.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Tibiprada... Flowers are interesting.... Can you copy and crop this image and upload as separate picture to show close view of flowers.

maxgerhardt
maxgerhardt 9 years ago

Some kind of Pulmonaria?

tibiprada
tibiprada 9 years ago

Thanks, maxgerhardt.... indeed, awesome little tiny grass flowers. :[)

maxgerhardt
maxgerhardt 9 years ago

Absolutely nice colors, look like from another planet :)

tibiprada
Spotted by
tibiprada

Washington, USA

Spotted on Aug 14, 2012
Submitted on Aug 19, 2012

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