Queen of Sheba, common names, garden pinks and dianthus, flower in May and June, grow to a
height of eight to ten inches, grow low bushy clump foliage, like full son for flowering but will
grow in the shade. Need average garden soil, slightly sweet or treated with lime. Grown plants are
drought resistant but young planting need to be watered regularly. These flowers are richly fragrant.
Dianthus in all its many forms have played a semiinal role in gardens for 2000 year or more. The
most beloved is Dianthue Plumarius, also known as Clove Pinks.
The Queen of Sheba is an old plant from the early 1600's , has a single row of petals with a center of
white and fringed with a rose red. Again, the flowers are strongly and sweetly scented.
Abstract : Sequim Rare Plants, Sequim, Washington, USA