Dianthus caryophyllus, the carnation or clove pink, is a species of Dianthus. They originated in the Mediterranean region of Europe, but were brought to Vietnam in the first half of the 20th century. This flower can grow in many different types of soil.
It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 80 cm tall. The leaves are glaucous greyish green to blue-green, slender, up to 15 cm long. The flowers are produced singly or up to five together in a cyme; they are 3–5 cm diameter, and sweetly scented; the original natural flower colour is bright pinkish-purple, but cultivars of other colours, including red, white, yellow and green, have been developed.