Carnation- King of the Blacks

Dianthus caryophyllus


Standard seed packet, 80 seeds

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Carnation- King of the Blacks

Dianthus caryophyllus


  • Perennial 50cm
  • Dark burgundy 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 crimson 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 has a scent similar to cloves. Grenadin Carnation.


How to sow and grow:

Method: Raise seedlings
Sowing Depth: 6mm
When: Spring and autumn
Germination: 7-14 days @ 18-22°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle: Hardy Perennial
Plant Spacing: 40cm
Plant Height: 50cm
Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days to Maturity/Flowering: 180-200 days
*Notes: 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
Shipping Weight 0.0005kg
Botanical name: Dianthus caryophyllus
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 80 seeds
Seeds per gram: 775

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