Carnation- King of the Blacks

Dianthus carophyllis

Standard seed packet, 80 seeds

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Carnation- King of the Blacks

Dianthus carophyllis

  • Perennial 50cm
  • Very dark purple flowers
  • Good for beds, rockeries and as a cut flower

Hardy perennial growing to 50cm. A very ornamental plant with grey/green foliage and very dark purple velvet-like double flowers. Is a very popular cut flower. Good for beds, rockeries and borders. Attracts bees and butterflies to the garden. Can be used in potpourri. Grenadin Carnation.

How to sow and grow:

Method: Raise seedlings
Sowing Depth: 6mm
When: Spring and autumn
Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil
Plant Spacing: 40cm
Hardiness: Hardy
Plant Height: 50cm
Days to Maturity/flowering: 180-200 days
Care: When around 15cm tall cut back flowering stems to encourage more compact growth. Cut back healthy plants yearly.

(Product number: F1-03)
Seeds per gram: 775 seeds

SKU F1-03
Botanical name: Dianthus carophyllis
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 80 seeds
Seeds per gram: 775

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