Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus 'Chabaud Picotee Mix') in the Dianthus Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Flowers: Showy
Uses: Cut Flower
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Posted by lovesblooms (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Feb 2, 2015 11:36 PM

Beautiful, fragrant, long-lasting blooms. They needed staking in my yard; were otherwise prostrate on the ground, since they were a small first-year clump. Probably too wet in my clay although they had plenty of sun.

I was never really a carnation lover--I always thought of them as cheap stand-ins for roses--but when I learned they can be fragrant I decided to give these a try since they were pretty (for carnations, I thought). But I was pleasantly surprised, since I actually winter sowed these and they bloomed the first year--not much, but worth the small starter clump--and by the end of the year I was actually proud that I'd grown "real" carnations, and they're a whole different creature than the ones found at the store.

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