| Clove-Pink |
| Dianthus caryophyllus 'Grenadin'|
| Uses: Culinary/Aromatic/Industrial
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 5-8) |
| When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall
|| Ease of Germination: Easy |
Clove-scented flowers were once used to flavour ales and wines, especially celebration cups at coronations, hence its name “carnation”. Fragrance is valuable in potpourris and herb sachets. Clove-pink syrup, made by infusing the petals in a hot sugar syrup, is delectable on fruit salads or stewed fruits. ‘Grenadin’ is a mixture of pink, red and white double flowers.