Dianthus caryophyllus 'Grand Slam' (Caryophyllaceae)
I am not sure why red flowers are so difficult to photograph without appearing over-exposed? I bought this variety a few months back because I like Carnations and for the name, being a tennis fan with the Australian Open starting today. A terrific event every summer
No perfume on this one though it produces strong buds which open to good sized blooms. The calyx does not split as often happens with some. It is hardy and suitable for growing in a pot or in a garden position of free draining soil prepared with the addition of some dolomite lime.
This plant was produced by the Queensland nursery Propagation Australia Pty Ltd who supply the nursery and cut flower trade with quality stock.