Dianthus superbus ‘Fringed Pink’ Framed Vintage Floral Botanical Print


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Presenting an original vintage botanical print by Elsa M. Felsko, renowned for lifelike depictions of flowers and plants, capturing the intricate beauty of nature with remarkable precision. Each print is professionally framed in an elegant gold frame and floated on a lush green mat.

Print size: 9.5 x 6.5 in (24 x 16.5 cm)

Frame size: 18 x 15 in (45 x 38 cm)

Delight in the enchanting beauty of Dianthus superbus, also known as the fringed pink or large pink, a cherished herbaceous perennial native to Europe and northern Asia. With its roots tracing back to ancient Greece, where its exquisite blossoms were dedicated to the goddess Aphrodite, this captivating flower holds a special place in botanical history. The name Dianthus itself, derived from “”dios anthos,”” meaning ‘God’s flower’, speaks to its divine allure.

Adorning the garden with its clusters of sweetly scented flowers, each boasting five deeply cut fringed petals in shades of pink to lavender with a delicate green base, Dianthus superbus captivates the senses. Blooming from early to late summer, its elegant blossoms dance atop sturdy stems, drawing in bees and butterflies with their irresistible fragrance. The slender gray-green leaves, forming a basal rosette, add to its ornamental charm.

Perfect for cottage gardens, perennial borders, or containers, Dianthus superbus thrives in sunny to partially shaded spots, and its low-growing nature makes it a delightful addition to rock gardens or cascading over walls. Not just a feast for the eyes, its young leaves are edible and can be boiled for consumption, while its flowers offer sweet nectar to pollinators.

This resilient plant, with its various subspecies spanning from Europe to Japan, has been cherished for its ornamental beauty and medicinal properties. From its use in Chinese herbology to its symbolic association with feminine beauty in Japanese culture, Dianthus superbus continues to captivate hearts and minds across the globe.

Embrace the timeless elegance and botanical splendor of Dianthus superbus, a beloved treasure of the garden that invites you to revel in its delicate blossoms and fragrant allure.

Felsko’s dedication to both artistic excellence and scientific accuracy makes her work coveted by botanical enthusiasts, interior decorators, or anyone seeking to infuse their space with the beauty of nature. Each print measures approximately 24 x 16.5 cm (9.5 x 6.5 in), and is framed with generous matting adding depth and dimension to the artwork. with an overall frame size of 18 x 15 inches (approximately 45 x 38 cm.)

Elsa Maria Felsko-Schülke (1908 Berlin – 1987 Berlin) was a famed German flower painter and botanist. She studied graphics and design at the Textile School in Berlin, and studied botanical illustration at the University of Göttingen under the botanist Robert Pilger. She initially worked as a botanical illustrator at the University of Göttingen and later for Robert Pilger at the Botanical Museum in Berlin-Dahlem.

This is an original vintage print, not a copy or reproduction. Please note all sales are final!