Dianthus Seed - Chabaud Picotée Mix (Carnation)

(Dianthus caryophyllus) Annual. 135 days to maturity. 

This beautiful, French heirloom carnation offers incredibly fragrant, soft pink to fuchsia doubled flowers. Lovely in a classic carnation bouquet or living in the garden. Flowers are edible and make delicate garnish for cakes, salads or summer beverages. Fragrance and flavour is that of clove, only to a milder degree.

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Growth Habit:  Upright growth to 2.5 feet height; clumping foliage, with strong, branching stems and frilly 2” double blooms. Tender Perennial in zones 6-8.

Sun Requirements: Sun

Soil Preference: Rich, sandy well-drained soil

When to Plant: Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last Spring frost.

How to Plant:  Sow seeds indoors in flats or containers on the soil surface and lightly tamp them without covering them.  Seeds should germinate in 14-21 days. Transplant young plants into larger containers when true leaves appear. Harden off seedlings before transplanting after all risk of frost is passed. Space plants 6” foot apart.

When to Harvest: Harvest flowers throughout Summer until frost 

How to Harvest: Harvest clusters of flowers when 20% of blooms are open. This will prolong vase life.

Uses: Carnation is a classic cut flower with a long vase life. Flower petals are edible, with sweet and spicy taste of clove, and lovely as dessert or salad garnish. 

 

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