Carnation Plants (Seasonal)
About Carnation Plants (Seasonal)
Carnation is one of the most important cut flowers in the world. They are also called ‘clove gilly-flowers’, divine flowers, clove pinks and gilly flowers. There are several kinds of Carnations, the three most common are the annual carnations, border carnations and perpetual-flowering carnations. Carnations are a popular choice for home gardens and professional horticulturists.
Most of the Carnation varieties will reach heights of 18-24 inches, but there are a few dwarf carnations that grow 9-12" tall. Shades of pinks and purple, white and red flowers are the colors that are most commonly available and some heavily scented carnations have a intoxicating, spicy fragrance that is very appealing.
Carnations are also commonly referred to by their scientific name, "Dianthus", Dianthus from two Greek Words - "dios", referring to the god Zeus, and "anthos", meaning flower. Carnations are thus known as the "The Flowers of God". You can Plant fragrant carnations in containers near entry doors to add a welcoming spicy scent as well as "They work nicely in combination pots or as a stand-alone plant.