Carnation (Any Color) - Plant

Carnation is one of the most spectacular flowering plants appreciated for their colorful flowers. Its elegant flowering provides an eye-catching attribute and can increase the beauty of your outdoor garden.

    What makes it special:
  • One of the best flowering plants
  • Denotes purity and luck, and gratitude.
  • Perfect plant for outdoor garden and sunny balcony.
  • Carnations express love, fascination and distinction.
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1Carnation (Any Color) - Plant
24 inch (10 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Carnation

Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) is a herbaceous perennial plant belongs to the Caryophyllaceae family. The leaves are glaucous greyish green to blue-green and the flowers are produced singly or up to five together.

Carnations are perfect for adding instant color to any location! Cut flowers are long-lasting in fresh bouquets makes a lovely gift!.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height9 inch (23 cm)
Plant Spread 4 inch (10 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Dianthus caryophyllus, clove pink, Carnation, Divine flower.
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 60 centimeters.
Flower Colour Any color.
Bloom Time Late spring and summer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow.

Planting and care

Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.


  • Keep the plant outdoor with Natural indirect bright Light.
  • Protect the Carnation plant from direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage.

  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile rich in oragnic content.

  • Watering
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

  • Application of Fertilizer
  • During the main growing season feed the Carnation with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.

  • Re-potting
  • When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
  • Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.

  • For re-potting procedure click here

    Plant Protection
  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.
  • Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.

  • Don'ts
  • Do not over-water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • Carnation care

    Planting environment – Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Keep the plant in Natural indirect bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.

  • Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

    Sunlight Natural indirect bright light.
    Watering Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
    Soil Soil should be a well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.
    Temperature 10 to 20-degree Celcius.
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer.

    Carnation special feature

    Beautiful elegant flower.

    Carnation uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Can use them in a flowerbed, in a rock garden, in containers or as a border, the many available color varieties will add ornamental value both indoors and out

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can you plant carnation seeds?

    Yes, we can plant carnation seeds from August to october.

    Can you plant carnation cuttings?

    Yes, we can plant carnation cuttings.

    How to prune carnation plants?

    Pruning is not applicable to carnation. We can do pinching operation for quality flower production.

    When do I plant carnation seeds?

    Best time to plant carnation seeds is from August to october.

    How long do carnation plants live?

    carnation is perennial flowering plant and live for 2-4 years.

    Are carnation plants perennial?

    carnation is perennial flowering plant.

    How big do carnation plants get?

    Carnation plants can grow up to 2-3 feet.

    How to plant carnation seeds?

    To grow plant through seed consider the following points 1. Use a pot having 5 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a week. Note - For further details check the product description.

    Do carnation plants spread?

    Carnation is not spreading type plant but it can grow up to 2-3 feet

    Are carnation plants hardy?

    Carnation is herbaceous perennial plant and it is slightly hardy to Biotic and abiotic stress.

    Can you split carnation plants?

    Yes, Carnation is multiplied by both sexual and asexual methods like seed, terminal tip cuttings, Micro propagation etc.

    When to plant carnation cuttings?

    July-August is the best time for planting carnation cuttings.

    What does a carnation plant look like?

    Carnation is herbaceous perennial plant and leaves are grayish green to blue-green. The Flowers are produced singly or up to five together in a cyme.


    Wednesday, 18 March 2020

    Couldn t find it anywhere else.

    Sanjeev Singh

    Thursday, 28 November 2019

    It came well packed and is exactly how they show it

    Kana Deb

    Wednesday, 27 November 2019

    Some leaves are green and some leaves are greenish yellow but anyway it looks great!

    Vikram Chandran V R
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