Dianthus japonica is
a perennial herb, 20-50cm in height, inhabiting seashores; leaves
are thick and glossy, 5-8cm in length, 1-2.5cm in width, in the
shape of an ovate to long oblong, with the margins haired. Flowers,
red-purple, 1.5cm in diameter, blooms clustering together on stem
tops, the color ranging from white and pink to red-purple. Calyx
tubes measure 1.5-2cm in length, and bracts attach three pairs.
Bloom time: July-October.