Carnation Seeds – La France
Carnations are popular blooms all over the world, and its easy to see why when you grow Carnation Chaubaud La France for yourself! Delicately fringed flowers offer a lovely, spicy scent and beautiful, lasting color! Perfect for cutting and arranging, Carnations offer stems up to 24″ long!
Name:Carnation Seeds – La France
Botanical Name:Dianthus caryophyllus
Life Cycle:Annual, Perennial
Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Sun
Plant Type:Herbaceous Perennial, Can Grown as an Annual, Medium-Sized Double Fringed Flowers, Upright Habit, Linear Leaf Shape, Strong Tall Stem
Features:Heirloom, Attracts Pollinators, Fragrant, Cut Flower Garden, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Container Garden, Edible
Days to Maturity:60-90 Days
Plant Height:24 inches
Plant Spacing:8-10 inches
Planting Depth:1/4 inch
Sowing Method:Direct Sow
Seeds per Packet:500 mg
Seeds per Pound:226, 900
Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
How to Plant La France Carnations
When to Plant Carnations
Carnation seeds may be started indoors in the springtime 6 weeks to 2 months before the last frost. If you chose to sow them directly outdoors, be sure that the last frost has occurred. If your winters are mild, carnations seeds may be sown outside from spring until early fall.
Carnations will grow as perennials in frost free zones and as annuals where winters are cold.
Where to Plant Carnations
Carnations do not need a lot of water- except in hot months. Soaker hoses are best. Do not over water as this can cause yellow foliage. Carnations need 4 to 5 hours of sunlight a day. They prefer fertile, well-drained, slightly alkaline (pH 6.75) soil.
How to Plant Carnations
If starting indoors seeds should be covered thinly with soil and kept moist. Plant 2 to 3 seeds per pot or cell. Germination will occur within 2 weeks if temperatures are between 65-70F. After germination, move seedlings to a sunny, cool place. They may be transplanted to your garden a week or two prior to the final frost.
How to Care for Carnations
Carnations do not need a lot of water- except in hot months. Soaker hoses are best. Do not over water as this can cause yellow foliage.
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1/4 Pound Package