The dianthus genus contains over three hundred species of perennials, biennials, and annuals. These species are native throughout Europe, Asia, US, and Japan. The dianthus family has more than ten thousand cultivars of different flower forms and uses. The cultivars we offer are perennial selections from Dianthus amurensis, Dianthus deltoides, Dianthus gratianopolitanus, and Dianthus plumarias. These dianthus cultivars either offer unique blooms or a good contrast of foliage to bloom color. Many of these plants have been in our garden for years and are long lived and easy to maintain.