Carnation- King of the Blacks

Dianthus caryophyllus Open Pollinated

  • Perennial 50cm
  • Dark burgundy flowers
  • Good for beds, rockeries and as a cut flower

Standard seed packet, 80 seeds

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'Carnation- King of the Blacks' seeds

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.

Seeds per gram: 775
Product code: F1-03

Best Months to Sow
  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Quick Sowing Guide
Method Raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 6mm
Season 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 Until Maturity 180-200 days

*Notes: When around 15cm tall cut back flowering stems to encourage more compact growth. Cut back healthy plants yearly.

How To Grow



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