Frilly, colorful 1 1/2 - 2 inch double blooms with a small percentage of singles. Grass-like, gray or blue-green foliage. Blooms late July through August and is best grown as an annual for cut-flower production. Chabaud is a a heirloom dating back to as early as 1904. D. caryophyllus is native to the Mediterranean, where emotional attachment to this flower first took root. Also known as annual carnation. Beautiful and fragrant!