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Name: Elena
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bxncbx
May 22, 2021 7:19 AM CST
One of my perennial (possibly biennial) dianthus has finally started blooming. I planted the seeds a few years back. No idea what species/variety it is since it was from a mixed pack. Any ideas? The flowers are tiny, under 1 inch.

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Here is a pic of the foliage, also tiny. The bigger leaves on the top are from another plant.

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
May 22, 2021 8:44 AM CST
Awesome! If it's scented, compare to this: Cheddar Pink (Dianthus gratianopolitanus)
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Name: Elena
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bxncbx
May 23, 2021 3:00 PM CST
I need to check if the flowers have a scent the next time I water. Thinking The flowers are so tiny I wonder how they could smell like anything.
Name: Elena
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bxncbx
May 24, 2021 6:34 AM CST
So I watered this morning and there were several blooms open. No discernible scent to me but I do have seasonal allergies.
Name: Janine
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janinilulu
May 24, 2021 6:41 AM CST
Dianthus carthusianorum?
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
May 24, 2021 7:14 AM CST
You may need to cut a flower to get it close enough to detect the scent, if it has any.

Pics to compare Janine's suggestion
Clusterhead Pink (Dianthus carthusianorum)
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Name: Elena
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bxncbx
May 24, 2021 8:51 AM CST
The plant is in a pot sitting on another planter so it is easy for me to stick my nose right in the flower. Nothing. But I do know that some flowers are fragrant at different times of the day so maybe it has more of a scent later in the day? Thinking

Definitely not Dianthus carthusianorum. The flowers are not clustered at all. I'll try and post a picture tonight but each stalk has a single flower at the end.
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
May 24, 2021 9:01 AM CST
Try this:
Maiden Pink (Dianthus deltoides)
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Name: Elena
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bxncbx
May 24, 2021 11:00 AM CST
Hmm, I think @purpleinopp may be right. I noticed last year that where the stems hit more soil they were trying to root so it could act as a groundcover. I guess I always thought the flowers for Dianthus deltoides were larger so that's why I didn't think of it. Off to do more research now!

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