Dianthus the name is of Greek origin – Dios ( god) Anthos ( flower). Native to China and India, and Europe.
Extremely popular garden flowers, even though they are shortlived. Pretty colours. Their fringed petals add to their beauty.
I photographed these at the horticulture show at Necklace Road.
Botanical name: Dianthus chinensis Family: Caryophyllaceae (pink family)