Dianthus Seed - Chabaud La France - Heirloom Untreated NON-GMO From Canada

Dianthus Seed - Chabaud La France

(Dianthus caryophyllus) Annual. 130-140 days to maturity.

There's something about carnations that feel timeless and these Chabaud La France Dianthus flowers are no exception. Their soft rose color, frilly 1 1/2" double blooms and strong nostalgic scent are sure to please both the young and old at heart. Chabaud La France Dianthus Flowers are excellent as cut flowers too, lasting up to 14 days once cut - that's almost unheard of!


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. 
  • $4.99

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