This compact and low-growing Dianthus variety has very large, single flowers with serrated petals. Colours include crimson, rose, red, white and bicolors. Flowers have a clove-jasmine scent and are ideal for the fragrant garden. Plants can also be grown as a ground cover and are well-suited to containers. Dianthus means divine flower.There are over 300 species of Dianthus, as well as hundreds of beautiful hybrids. Dianthus Plants produce richly fragrant flowers in the spring or summer.Dianthus are garden classics, appearing in many shapes and colours, most with blue/green or blue frosted quill-like foliage. Long blooming, perfect for small bouquets-most are fragrant.A cottage garden is not complete without several Dianthus. All are heat tolerant and low maintenance beauties. The dianthus plant is also called Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) and has a fragrance with cinnamon or clove notes.The plants are small and usually between 6 and 18 inches tall. Dianthus flowers are most often in pink, salmon, red and white hues. The foliage is slender and sparsely spread on thick stems.The Dianthus genus includes annuals, biennials and perennials that are commonly known as Carnations, Pinks or Sweet Williams.Most garden varieties of Dianthus plants grow from 10 to 20 inches tall, however some species can vary from 2 inches to 3 feet tall in height.