di·​an·​thus | \ dī-ˈan(t)-thəs How to pronounce dianthus (audio) \
plural dianthus also dianthuses

Definition of dianthus

Examples of dianthus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cool weather annual flowers such as snapdragons, stocks, dianthus, alyssum and calendula can be planted as transplants in September. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Now is the time to spread wildflower seed in your San Antonio garden," 6 Sep. 2019 The neighboring iris, coralbells, dianthus and euphorbia — all sun-lovers — would have died from lack of sun and water. Bonnie Blodgett, Twin Cities, "I let my plants tell me where they want to live," 29 June 2019 And the first course is novel yet always the same: a golden sphere with ‘Green Ball’ dianthus flowers tucked inside, made to present an uni pate sandwiched between two wafers. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "Shota takes the stodgy out of omakase dining," 20 June 2019 Continue to deadhead: Remove faded, dead flowers from cool-season bedding plants, such as foxglove, columbine, snapdragon and dianthus. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "This week's gardening tips: stake tomato plants and add sod," 29 Apr. 2018 For late fall and into the winter add coneflower, mint marigold, fall aster, calendula, dianthus and alyssum. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, "Attracting and producing butterflies in your landscape," 6 Apr. 2018 Flowers to start from seed: Cannabis, cosmos, snaps, ageratum, seed dahlias, godetia, aster, celosia, malva, salvia, lupine, Achimenes (tubers), brachyscome (15C), dianthus (5), stock(10L), lockspar (20C). Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska gardeners, it’s time to germinate something," 29 Mar. 2018 Both added color, flavor and fragrance to their dishes courtesy of calendula and dianthus blooms. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, "Flower power: Edible blooms add a new dimension to dishes," 14 Mar. 2018 The tactic also worked for protecting primula, pansies, dianthus and alyssum. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, "So many freezing days, so much garden damage," 19 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of dianthus

circa 1766, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dianthus

New Latin, genus name, from Greek dios heavenly + anthos flower — more at deity, anthology

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