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Carnation (Pink) - Plant

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Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) was the flesh-pink colour Elizabethan portrait painters used as a background wash means divine flower.

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26 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
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About Carnation

Carnations instantly add colour to a garden. Whether you use them in a flowerbed, in a rock garden, in containers or as a border, the many available colour varieties will add ornamental value both indoors and out. Carnations have straight stems and can grow approximately 18 inches tall.

These long-lasting plants have full, big blooms that give off a spicy fragrance that s hard to ignore. Begin by properly starting the seeds indoors. S

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Carnation, Chabaud Giant Model Mix Carnation, Clove Pink
Maximum Reachable Height 3 to 5 feet
Flower Colour Purple-pink flowers
Bloom Time Late spring and summer
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care

  • Insects and Diseases: Insect and disease problems are infrequent. If insect or disease problems occur, treat early with insecticides, repellents, or fungicide.
  • Supporting Tall Carnations: You need to know ahead how tall each variety will grow in order to provide the right kind of support. The support should be set in place soon after planting, or as the plants emerge from the ground in the spring, so the stems will remain up.

    Carnation care

    Carnations are grown from seed. Carnation seeds can be directly seeded into your flower garden, or started indoors for transplanting later. If planting outdoors, sow them early in the spring. But, make sure the soil is not too wet.

    When sowing seeds, cover lightly with 1/4 inches of fine soil. Space seeds or seedlings 12" apart.
    If you are growing perennials, you can propagate them from cuttings or by division. Once your plants have been established, they can be propagated by separation in the fall.

    Sunlight Carnations need full sunlight, about 4-5 hours everyday.
    Watering Carnations do not require much water, except in the hot months. You must be careful not to make the soil too wet which can produce yellow foliage. You must spray water on the plants instead of splashing.
    Soil Carnations thrive in fertile, well- drained, slightly alkaline (pH 6.75) soil.
    Temperature The optimum temperature for growing Carnations ranges from 50 to 59 degrees F at daytime and 41 to 46 degrees F at night.
    Fertilizer Add a general purpose fertilizer once or twice a month.

    Carnation uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The flowers are produced singly or up to five together in a cyme used as an ornamental component

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Can you plant carnation seeds?

    Yes, we can plant carnation seeds from August to October month but growing Carnation plant from seed is not feasible.

    Can you plant carnation cuttings?

    Yes, we can plant carnation cuttings. 1. To propagate take healthy cutting of well mature stem to a length of 15-18 cm and remove any flowers leaves from it. 2. Then dip bottom of the cutting in rooting hormone, and Place the 3/4 portion cutting into a small container with well-draining soil and water the cuttings. 3. Rooting will start within 1-2 week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    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 month.

    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?

    Growing Carnation plant through seed is not feasible. Consider the following points 1. Use a pot having 5-7 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 3-5 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 month is the best time for planting carnation cuttings.

    What does a carnation plant look like?

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

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