Named for the Greek god Zeus, the Dianthus flower symbolizes boldness and can be distinguished by its small florets with fringed edging.

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With over 300 different species, Dianthuses are the perfect addition for almost any arrangement. Nearly all varieties are made up of tiny flowers with five petals each. A Dianthus is most recognizable by its scalloped or frilled pink margin on each petal. Nearly all varieties come in a shade of pink, ranging from magenta to pastel.

The name Dianthus originates from the Greek words “god” and “flower.” A Greek botanist named Theophrastus first identified the Dianthus flower and was likely known as the flower of Zeus. The association is fitting given that the Dianthus represents boldness in the language of flowers.

Dianthuses are edible and often used as edible pastry decor, in salads, or added to teas, wines, and beer for both color and flavor.

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5-10 days

length of the stem


18-28 in

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Europe & Asia

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Most varieties have a subtle scent, but a select few are known for a particularly spicy scent.

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