As far as I have researched, this is the only remnant available in the U.S. of the type of Carnation or Dianthus so beloved by plant breeders of the 1700s and 1800’s. Sadly, there used to be over 200 of these striped varieties called “Bizarres” now lost to cultivation, some with blooms to 4” across! We are happy to help preserve this fantastic purple & rose bi-color, bearing 2.5” slightly scented flowers. Since the branching, foot-long, arching stems are almost pendulous, enjoy them in an elevated pot or hanging basket. Cut flowers to die for! Rich, well drained soil. The blue-green foliage forms a cute, sturdy 1’ mound.