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Dianthus caryophyllus

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'Carnation' is a plant in the Dianthus (Carnation) genus with a scientific name of Dianthus caryophyllus.

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Flamingo pink. Leaves appear approximately as a   Kelly green

A type of flower / ornamental, it mainly grows as a perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+).

Normally growing to a mature height of 80.0 cm (2.60 feet), Carnation grows with a mat-forming habit. This plant tends to bloom in early spring.

Carnation is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Carnation have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Carnation

  • Full Sun

  • Dappled Sun

  • Medium

Carnation likes a position of full sun / dappled sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Carnation is thought of as hardy, so it can be safe to leave outdoors for the majority of winter (although if in doubt, using a row cover is often a good idea).

See our list of companion Plants for Carnation to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Carnation from seed

Aim to sow 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 7.8 inches (20.0 cm).

Transplanting Carnation

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Carnation is a hardy plant.

How long does Carnation take to grow?

These estimates for how long Carnation takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.

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Days to Germination How long does it take Carnation to germinate?
6 days

Average 6 days | Min 3 days | Max 45 days (6)

Days to Transplant How long until I can plant out Carnation?
+ 36 days

Average 36 days | Min 36 days | Max 36 days (1)

Days to Maturity How long until Carnation is ready for harvest / bloom?
+ 174 days

Average 174 days | Min 99 days | Max 285 days (4)

Total Growing Days How long does it take to grow Carnation?
= 216 days

Other names for Carnation

Golden sun carnation, Pink

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