|Dianthus cruentus pink form|
|Dianthus cruentus in the Rock Alpine Garden|
|Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Tiny Rubies'|
|Dianthus haematocalyx v.pindicola|
|Dianthus petraeus ssp. noeanus|
So the poor plants are stigmatized with association with pink--and that name doesn't even refer to a color etymologically! How bitter the irony! But like it or not, the bulk of pinks will remain branded by their namesake color...and those of us "in the know" know that when plants are on the outs, that's the time to grow them before they are sullied again by Οι πολλοί (oi polloi)...aaah! the pleasures of being a true plant snob!