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Classic Carnations

Botanical name: Dianthus carophyllus
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Plant type: Herb. perennial
Flowers: Early to mid Sum.
Height: Spray-1m. Sims-1.2m.
Depth & spacing: Plant with the 'crown' level with the soil surface &
30cm apart.
Soil: Rich with excellent drainage (raised beds are ideal).
Ideal aspect: Full sun
Climate: Cool to sub-tropics.
Frost: Hardy.
Watering: Keep soil moist.
Fertiliser: Use well rotted manure or a slow release fertiliser.

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

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