The wild ramp, AKA wild leek, botanical name Allium tricoccum, is a flowering perennial plant that grows in clusters. It is a member of the Allium family along with onions and leeks
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The petals of the pink dianthus are delicate with fringed or serrated edges. Mainly growing in shades of pink, this flower also produces vivid red and pure white blossoms and can be single or bi-colored. Pink dianthus flowers offer a sweet to spicy aroma similar to that of cloves, a scent that can vary dependent upon variety, season, microclimate and soil quality.
Pink dianthus flowers are available year-round with a peak season in the spring.
A member of the Caryophyllaceae family, pink dianthus are of the genus dianthus, which is made up of around 300 species including sweet william, pinks and carnation.
From salads to desserts, pink dianthuses add aesthetic elegance to a variety of dishes. Add to green and grain salads or serve alongside roasted meats. Used mostly for decorative purposes they will add color to cakes, tarts, crème puffs or crème brule. Their warm spice like scent makes them a perfect garnish for pork, root vegetables, curry or apple and pear pastries.
The pink dianthus are thought to be native to Europe and Asia, though writings mentioning the flower date back to Greek and Roman times. The name dianthus is of Greek origin and translates to “god’s flower” or “Zeus’s flower”. The dianthus has been an immensely popular flower in Europe since the 1500’s. They first appeared in America during colonial times and while carnations (a variety of dianthus) experienced a boom of popularity in the 19th and 20th century, pink dianthus never gained the same esteem as it had in England. The pink dianthus prefers well drained soil and can flourish in partial shade, but full sun will bring out their very best blooms.