Herb latin name: Dianthus anatolicus


Family: Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family, Starwort Family)



Medicinal use of Dianthus anatolicus:

The plant is used as an antiperiodic in the treatment of intermittent fevers.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
35 cm
(1 foot)

Flovering:
July to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Found at elevations of 2,400 - 3,000 metres in the Himalayas.

Propagation of Dianthus anatolicus:

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 4 weeks at 20C. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings in July/August in a cold frame. Very high percentage. Division in March. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Found at elevations of 2,400 - 3,000 metres in the Himalayas.

Known hazards of Dianthus anatolicus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.