Carnation Double Mix (Dianthus caryophyllus) produce large double, fragrant flowers that come in different hues of dark red, scarlet, yellow-gold, white and rose.
They look wonderful in borders, beds, and are great cut flowers.
Carnation Caryophyllus Chabaud is a perennial with showy and fragrant double blooms that attracts butterflies and are deer resistant.
Carnations will grow as perennials in frost free climates in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 through 11, and as annuals or house plant where winters are cold.
- Plant type: Carnation
- Taxonomy: Dianthus Caryophyllus
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 6 - 9
- Height: 24 inches
- Bloom Season: Late spring through mid summer
- Bloom Color: Mix ( white, pink, red, yellow, or multi-hued)
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.6 - 7.8
Package list: Dianthus Mix - 100 Seeds
- Temperature: 68 - 75F
- Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
- Light Required: No
- Depth: Sow seeds 1/16th inch deep
- Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 12 - 18 inches
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The flowers haven't begun to show yet, but I have great faith and looking forward to see all the brilliant colors.
These sprouted in a few days and are doing fine. I germinated about 25 seeds and I'd say 18-20 took hold.