Carnation, Fringed Pink, Dianthus superbus, Qu-mai (locally only!)

dianthus superbus

Fringed Pink – Heavenly Scented Chinese Medicinal

Only local pick up no online sale! The roots are too big.

Dianthus superbus emits a heavenly scent in your patio or around your house! The fragrance of the pink flowers is spicy and sweet.

Decorate cakes with Fringed Pink – edible Flowers and Greens:

The edible flowers of fringed Pink have a pleasant flowery, spicy clove-like taste is an exotic addition for cake decoration or used in drinks or ice-cream. For maximum fragrance best  picked in dry mornings. The taste is best when the white heel is removed. Apparently, the leaves and stems can be used as a potherb.

Qu-mai herb in Chinese Medicine:

Traditional usage (TCM): bitter tonic, urinary complaints, suppressed menses. Anecdotally it was used for oesophageal cancer, stomach cancer and colon cancer. Dianthus superbus and Dianthus chinensis can be used interchangeably.

Herbaceous perennial to 0.6m, sun or part-shade, fast draining soil.

The information provided by the Website is for personal information and interest only! Always ask a qualified healthcare professional before using or ingesting any herbs!

Family: Caryophyllaceae

Height + Width:

Frost Hardiness: Hardy in Katoomba




Country of Origin: Eastern Cape of South Africa


Common names: African Dream Root, Undlela Ziimhlophe (White Ways/Paths), Ubulawu



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