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Carnation

Dianthus caryophyllus. Lovingly referred to as Pinks. Start inside as transplants 8 to 10 weeks prior to the last spring frost date. Bee friendly. Deer resistant. Annual. Summer flowering. Height: 24".

Average seed life: 2 to 3 years.

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Carnation Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
:1/8”
Seed Spacing:1”
Plant Spacing:8”-12”
Days to Germination:10-20 days
Germination Temperature:70°-75°F

Dianthus caryophyllus. This popular bouquet flower prefers to be started indoors 8 to 10 weeks before the last spring frost date. Sow seed in a good seed-starting medium at 70°F with even moisture, strong light and good ventilation. Once established, thin plants to 2" to 3" apart and grow on. When the seedlings are 3" tall, acclimate them by gradually exposing them to outside conditions for 1 to 2 weeks. The seedlings may be transplanted into the garden once all threat of frost has passed. Thin or space the seedlings 12" apart in the garden in well-draining, loamy soil and full sunlight. Weed carefully and water moderately beneath the plants until established. Chabaud Carnations are terrific bouquet flowers lasting three weeks once cut. Summer flowering. Height: 24".

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