Botanical Name: Dianthus caryophyllus
Annual Carnations are easier to grow than you would think, and well worth the little extra effort. This mixture of large double flowers comes in a lovely range of colours, many of which are sweetly scented. Give them a try! A half hardy annual, which flowers in the year of sowing. Prefers a sunny position.
Plant Height: 45cm
Mr. Fothergill's Packet Seeds Carnation Choice Double Mixed
Sow in trays of seed compost. Just cover the seed with compost, keep moist and maintain a temperature of 15-20C (60-68F). Germination should take 10-14 days but may be erratic. Thin (prick out) when seedlings have developed 2-4 leaves. Plants may be over-wintered in a frost free place. Remove deadheads to prolong flowering season.