How to grow Carnation

Carnation growing herbaceous of the genus Dianthus also known as Carnations or Dianthus caryophyllus, Carnation perennial evergreen or annual in cold climate used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 4+.

Leaves color green-gray, the leaves elliptic shape.

Carnation flowers

Flower color purple, magenta, white, red, lilac, pink or yellow, the border sometimes prominent in stronger color, the flower multi-petals with jagged edges

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How to grow Carnation growing and care:

Slightly alkaline, well drain soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but it’s easy

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Recommended planting season?
Spring, in warm climate possible autumn or winter

Pests and diseases:
Gall, rust

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Stem of the flower after the flower dies

Size of the plant?
30-60 cm, 12-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring, summer, autumn

General information about the flower
Purple, white, magenta, red, lilac, pink or yellow flowers, the border sometimes prominent in stronger color.

Scientific name:

Dianthus caryophyllus

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