After many rain storms this year it did flop a bit but well worth growing.
Just starting to blossom
Picture taken May 6th at Plant Delights Nursery, Raleigh NC
A deep rich red. Has wintered over well here in z6.
If this plant is deadheaded it blooms for an extended time.
In full bloom
May 4, 2010: Blooming in the front of the perennial border in Raleigh, NC
I found this Dianthus barbartus growing in the backyard, all on it's own. A member here identified it for me.