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Carnation in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Dianthus caryophyllus

 

Carnation

Carnation flowers can be single and open, or deeply ruffled doubles, and, usually, only one (unscented) flower per stem, although the dwarf varieties may have many smaller flowers blooming on the stems. Available in many different colours ranging from white, pink, yellow, red, orange, peach and purple, they can also be bi-coloured.

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plant Features
  • Carnation likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Carnation likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Carnation is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Carnation likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Carnation

Latin name

Dianthus caryophyllus

type

Perennial

family

Caryophyllaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Carnation likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Carnation is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Carnation likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Carnation likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Carnation is 0.25meters x 0.60meters 0.25 M 0.60 M

Dianthus caryophyllus

Carnation flowers can be single and open, or deeply ruffled doubles, and, usually, only one (unscented) flower per stem, although the dwarf varieties may have many smaller flowers blooming on the stems. Available in many different colours ranging from white, pink, yellow, red, orange, peach and purple, they can also be bi-coloured.


Flowering

From Late Spring TO Early Autumn

Flowers can be single and open or deeply ruffled doubles and varieties flower at different times.There are many different colours ranging from white, pink, yellow, red, orangey, peach and purple, they can also be bi-coloured. If they are scented it is a lovely spicy clover like fragrance.

 

Planting Outdoors

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant out pot grown plants into flowering position make sure there is plenty of air circulating around them.

 

Propagation by seed

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Sow seeds under glass ready for planting out when the last frost has gone.

 

Propagation by seed outside

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Sow seeds 1/8th of an inch below the surface of the soil, keep moist till they are sprouting vigorously. They will probably not flower until the following year.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Take soft tip cuttings in spring to early summer. Cleanly cut up to a 10 cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. Keep the cuttings moist until well rooted.Harden off when well rooted and pot on into individual pots increasing the airing to let the leaves to develop. Remove rotten, dying or dead cuttings regularly.

 
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