Carnation (Dianthus Caryophyllus Grenadin White) - Probably one of the whitest Carnations you will ever see, this Grenadin Carnation makes an excellent cut flower, and it is easily established from Dainthus Caryophyllus seeds.
Carnations also make wonderful bedding and border plants and have a spicy-sweet fragrance and are attractive to bees and butterflies. Throughout the centuries the popularity of Carnation flowers has remained undiminished, and they continue to be one of the most well-known flowers for cutting.
Grow beautiful Carnations in your own flower garden easily from flower seed! Sow Carnation flower seeds in trays using starter mix 6 weeks before last frost.
Cover only to the thickness of the flower seed. Bottom water to keep the seeds moist. Carnation seeds germinate in 7 - 14 days. Pinch out the growing tips in the seedling tray when the plants are 2 - 3 inches in height.
This encourages bushy growth. Transplant Dianthus plants outdoors after last frost. Deadhead spent Carnation flowers to prolong bloom time.