An ideal descriptor for Dianthus callizonus growing tucked into the lee of a rock on a south face of the rock garden. Of low growing habit with terminal carmine red single flowers that easily catch your attention. Unfortunately, there is an absence of scent.
Added attraction comes from the irregular white markings towards the inner centre of the petals which surround the blue anthers.
It is a native of Romania, where it enjoys a limestone root run within the Carpathian Mountain range.