Carnation Seeds - Chabaud Orange
USDA Zones: 6 - 10
Height: 24 inches
Bloom Season: Late spring through mid summer
Bloom Color: Orange
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.6 - 7.8
Deer Resistant: Yes
House Plant: No
Latin Name: Dianthus Caryophyllus
Carnation (Dianthus Caryophyllus Chabaud Orange) - Enjoy this incredible beauty by starting Carnation seeds indoors in the early spring. The Dianthus Caryophyllus Chabaud series are tall and perfect for floral arrangements. The Carnation flowers also dry and preserve well.
Cold winter annual
Carnation flowers can grow as annuals where winters are cold. Grow carnation flower seeds in borders, planters, cottage gardens and rock gardens.
Carnation chabaud seed | orange
How to grow
How To Grow Carnation From Seed: For Carnation flowers the first year, start Dianthus seeds indoors 10 - 12 weeks before the last frost, planting 2 - 3 flower seeds per pot or cell. Cover the Carnation seeds with no more than 1/16 inch of soil and keep the seeds moist until germination.
Move seedlings to a cool, bright place to continue growing, then harden the Carnation plants off in the garden a week or two before the last frost. Where winters are mild, Carnation seeds may be planted outdoors spring through early fall. Removing spent flowers encourages continued blooming.
- Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
- Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
- Keep moist until germination
- Attracts butterflies
- Depth: 1/16 inch
This Dianthus orange variety is bi-colored bringing both orange and cream together to create a lovely sherbet-like appearance. This Carnation seed produces double, beautifully scented, fringed flowers that grow as a perennial in frost free zones.
- Height: 24 inches
- USDA Zones: 6 - 10
- Season: Perennial
- Deer Resistant: Yes