A genus of many species including the Chinese Pink (Dianthus Chinensis), Sweet-William (Dianthus barbatus), etc., of easy culture and thriving in any good soil. The Sweet-William is generally propagated by sowing the seeds, one-eighth of an inch deep, in July. When the seedlings are one inch in height, prick them off, three inches apart, in boxes, and plant them, in October or November, where they are wanted to bloom. The Chinese . Pink should be sown in a warm frame or greenhouse in February, pricked off three inches apart, in boxes, when one inch high, and planted out of doors in April or early in May.