Common Name: Deptford pink. Scientific Name: Dianthus armeria. Family: Caryophyllaceae. Genus: Dianthus.
Dianthus armeria (Deptford Pink) is a herbaceous annual or biennial flowering plant. The stems are slender, round, and stiff. The upper stems terminate in small clusters of bright reddish-pink flowers. The leaves are hairy, dark green, slender, up to 5 cm long. The flowers from early to late summer. It is widely grown as an ornamental plant in gardens.