This grew up in one of my pots. I do not know what it is. I did not
plant it. Whatever it is, it found its way into and overwintered in
It is rather cute and I am more than happy to nurture it, assuming it
isn't some invasive weed, but I have never seen it before.
This is the plant. The upright stalks are about 8 inches tall. Dark
green and purple. (that's my favorite rhodie in the background, just
coming into bloom)
This is the blossom head, about an inch across. As you can see, there
are multiple flower buds on it.
This is one of the flowers - about half inch across and white.
Most definitely some sort of Dianthus -- common name, "pinks"
from the jagged edges of the petals. (Think "pinking shears"
rather than color. Pinks most often are some shade of pink, and
color was most likely named after the flower.)
Pat in Plymouth MI ('someplace.net' is comcast)
Thanks to you and Julie.
I am used to dianthus with longer, more slender leaves and single
flowers, rather than this. A new variety to me.
Now I am curious as to how it got into the flower pot, as I have had
no dianthus of any sort in the yard for a few years, and certainly not
this variety. Fortuitous seeding, whatever it is, as the plant looks
lovely in bloom.
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