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Botanical name: Dianthus
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Plant type: Herbaceous perennial

  • Old English/Spray to 1m tall.
  • Sims: up to 1.2m tall

Flowers: Early to mid Summer.
Planting: Plant crown at soil surface.

  • Old english & spray: 25-30cm apart
  • Sim carnations: 30 cm apart

Soil: Most soils are fine as long as they are well draining and have been enriched with organic matter. If drainage is poor, build up the bed.
Position: Full sun
Climate: Cool to Sub Tropics.
Frost: Hardy.
Watering: Keep soil moist (but not soggy) whilst the plants are growing.
Fertilizer: Use well rotted manure or a slow release fertilizer.
Comments: Makes a great cut flower.

Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:33 AM
Keywords: Carnations, plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb

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