Dianthus caryophyllus ‘Chaubaud Benigna’ seeds – (Border carnation)

$4.10

A very pretty old variety with cream to white flowers delicately edged in rose.

Description

A very beautiful and old heirloom dianthus from France, which has the sweet and spicy fragrance of clove. It has frilly, white to creamy white petals with a rose coloured edging. The 5cm double blooms have a small percentage of singles borne above grass-like, gray or blue-green foliage. It blooms late January and February and is best grown as an annual for cut-flower production.

Sowing advice

Sow in spring, early summer, late summer and autumn.
Sow onto the surface of moist seed raising mix in pots or trays. Cover very lightly with seed mix, as light aids germination. Keep moist but not wet and at approx 15-20 deg C. Germination takes 2-3 weeks

Additional information

Classification

Annual, Perennial

Common Name

Border Carnation

Family

Caryophyllaceae

Maximum Height

approx 70 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 30