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.
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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Requirements for 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:
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
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring, summer, autumn
General information about the flower
Purple, white, magenta, red, lilac, pink or yellow flowers, the border sometimes prominent in stronger color.