Dianthus - caryophullus
Throughout so many centuries of change, the popularity of the carnation has remained undiminished. The fact that the carnation continues to endure is a testament to its vast appeal.
To this day, carnations remain a favorite flower choice for many different occasions. They are immediately recognizable flowers, and they possess a charm and allure that continues to captivate people around the globe. In fact, in many parts of the world, the popularity of carnations surpasses that of any other flower including roses. The powerful sentiments these flowers can express are a perfect compliment to their classic beauty and long-lasting freshness. By retaining its status as a floral mainstay for such a long time, the carnation has proven itself to be a lasting flower in more ways than one.
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Carnation plants are very easy to grow. They are very popular as boutonnieres, in corsages, bouquets, and in a wide range of floral arrangements.
Flower Garden – Tips on Growing Carnation From Seeds
Commonly referred to some as the perpetual carnation with multi-pedaled flower that can bloom all year in certain climates.
SOW INDOORS OR DIRECT SOW
- Indoors-8-10 weeks before average last day of frost.
- Seed requires light to germinate - press lightly into soil surface and do not cover, keep moist.
- Until the first true leaves appear, try not to water directly from overhead.
- Transplant outdoors after any danger of frost is past, or sow directly outside 2 weeks before last frost, For a showy planting, do groups of 3-4 seedlings.
- Outdoor Sowing: Sow the Carnation seeds early in the spring.
- Do make sure that the soil is not too wet.
- Space seedlings about12" apart.
- Germination period is 10-14 days at 70ºF. You will find that carnation plants are very easy to grow.
They will grow big, full blooms on strong, straight stems. They prefer full sun and a rich, well-drained soil. Water them during dry periods, once or twice per week. By adding a general purpose fertilizer once or twice a month you will ensure beautiful blooms. Carnations will grow 16-18" and make great borders or with a smaller variety a good edging. Space plants 12" apart. Once your Carnations are established, they will grow well and bloom from the spring and throughout the summer.
USDA Hardiness Zone -First Frost Date- Last Frost Date
- Zone 1 -July 15th -June 15th
- Zone 2 -August 15th- May 15th
- Zone 3 -September 15th May 15th
- Zone 4 -September 15th May 15th
- Zone 5 -October 15th April 15th
- Zone 6 -October 15th April 15th
- Zone 7 -October 15th April 15th
- Zone 8 -November 15th March 15th
- Zone 9 -December 15th February 15th
- Zone 10 -December 15th January 31st (sometimes earlier)
- Zone 11 -No frost. No frost.