Vintage illustration botanical flower design featuring a bouquet of colorful blooming Carnation (Dianthus sp.) blossoms from a spring garden. Carnations are perennial plants that grow as a shrub. The scientific name dianthus translates to "flower of love" or "flower of the gods". It's one of the world's oldest cultivated flowers appreciated for its ruffled appearance and clove-like scent. By the famous floral botany artist Pierre Joseph Redoute (1759-1840).