‘Smokey’, a dense, low growing perennial selection of Dianthus plumarius L., is a joint release of the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Science and Education Administration, Agricultural Research. It is a selection from Plant Introduction 371894.
N74133 is being released as germplasm. Having been used since 1976 as a parent in the University of Nebraska hardy Dianthus breeding program, it produces offspring with desirable aesthetic characteristics. Most progenies, including seifs, open-pollinated selections and those from selected crosses, have produced a high percentage of offspring with large, double flowers. Lavender and pink flower colors dominate in progenies. Plant type within offspring is variable.