Dianthus Seeds - Marie Chabaud
(Dianthus caryophyllus) Annual. 130-140 days to maturity
Marie Chabaud Dianthus is a French Heirloom, with buttery yellow timeless blooms. Its fragrance will carry through your garden or kitchen on a warm summer’s day - both sweet and spicy, with the nostalgic scent of cloves. Marie Chabaud Dianthus petals are edible, sprinkle them on salads, desserts or cold summer drinks - pollinators love them too!
Growth Habit: Upright growth to 2.5 feet height; clumping foliage, with strong, branching stems and frilly 1 1/2" - 2” double blooms. Tender Perennial in zones 6-8 (best grown as an annual)
Sun Requirements: Full 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 inches 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.
Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia, Canada.
Marie Chabaud Dianthus Seeds mature in about 130-140 days and is an open pollinated dianthus variety.