Carnation Seeds - Dianthus Caryophyllus Grenadin King of the Blacks Flower Seed

Carnation Seeds - King of Blacks

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Carnation (Dianthus Caryophyllus Grenadin King of Blacks) - Grown from Carnation seeds, this is an heirloom Dianthus flower found in many home gardens which is often used for a cut flower. King of Blacks is the darkest of a reddish purple color and has the appearance of black velvet with a blue-gray foliage.

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ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS
VIDEOS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Biennial

USDA ZONES

5 - 10

HEIGHT

18 - 24 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer

BLOOM COLOR

Purple

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Well-drained, pH 6.0 - 7.5

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

HOUSE PLANT

No

LATIN NAME

Dianthus Caryophyllus

Carnation (Dianthus Caryophyllus Grenadin King of Blacks)- Grown from Carnation seeds, this is an heirloom Dianthus flower found in many home gardens which is often used for a cut flower. King of Blacks is the darkest of a reddish purple color and has the appearance of black velvet with a blue-gray foliage.

Attracts pollinators

Easy to grow from flower seed and wonderfully colored and sweetly scented attracting bees and butterflies. Dianthus Caryophyllus Grenadin Carnations have been a favorite of gardeners for generations.

black carnation flowers

Carnation seed | King of Blacks

How to grow

How To Grow Carnation From Seed: Hardy in zones 5 - 10 as a biennial or annual in zones 4 or colder. Sow Dianthus 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 1 - 2 weeks.

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.

  • Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees and butterflies
  • Depth: Cover thickness of the seed
carnation king of blacks

Flower Specifications

King of the Blacks Carnation is a dark reddish purple color that is becoming the rave across the country. This Grenadin Carnation flower makes a dramatic statement to any cut flower arrangement. The strong stemmed plants are bushy and grow to approximately 24 inches, bearing lots of medium size, rich colored, spicy scented blooms.

  • Height: 18 - 24 inches
  • USDA Zones: 5 - 10
  • Season: Biennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

65 - 70F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

7 - 14 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

Cover thickness of seed

SOWING RATE

2 - 3 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

12 - 18 inches

ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS
VIDEOS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Biennial

USDA ZONES

5 - 10

HEIGHT

18 - 24 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer

BLOOM COLOR

Rose

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Well-drained, pH 6.0 - 7.5

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

HOUSE PLANT

No

LATIN NAME

Dianthus Caryophyllus

Carnation (Dianthus Caryophyllus Grenadin Rose) - Start Carnation Seeds, and you can have a wide selection of lovely Carnation flowers for cutting and arrangements. Grenadin Carnations are very popular with florists and are used in corsages, bouquets, and a wide range of floral arrangements. You can grow this lovely Rose colored Carnation from flower seed in your own garden! They grow big, full blooms on strong, straight stems. They feature a blue-gray foliage that stays attractive even when the blooms are finished. Their blooms last a long time whether left in the garden or cut for the vase. Dianthus Caryophyllus has a wonderful spicy clove-like fragrance. Good drainage is essential for winter hardiness.

Sow Dianthus Caryophyllus 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 1 - 2 weeks. 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.

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

65 - 70F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

7 - 14 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

Cover thickness of seed

SOWING RATE

2 - 3 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

12 - 18 inches

ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS
VIDEOS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Biennial

USDA ZONES

5 - 10

HEIGHT

18 - 24 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer

BLOOM COLOR

Scarlet

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Well-drained, pH 6.0 - 7.5

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

HOUSE PLANT

No

LATIN NAME

Dianthus Caryophyllus

Carnation (Dianthus Caryophyllus Grenadin Scarlet) - There are so many uses for this attractive, sweet-scented Carnation, so start some Dianthus seeds and enjoy these lovely flowers! Grenadin Carnation can be used as a bedding plant, in containers, as an excellent cut flower, or in rock gardens. The scarlet red frilly blooms on this Carnation plant will look lovely in the garden or in the vase! Dianthus Caryophyllus are so versatile and easy to grow from flower seed.

Carnation flower seeds can be directly sown into your flower garden, or started indoors for transplanting later. If planting outdoors, sow the flower seeds in the spring after frost season is over. For indoors, start the Carnation seeds 6 weeks before the end of frost season. When sowing Carnation flower seeds, cover them lightly with fine soil the thickness of the seeds. Space seeds or seedlings approximately 12 inches apart. Pinch out the growing tips on seedlings when the plants are 2 - 3 inches in height. This encourages bushy growth.

Carnation flowers are very easy to grow. They prefer full sun and a rich, well drained soil. Water them during dry periods, once or twice per week. Add a general purpose fertilizer once or twice a month, but no more than that or you will get too much foliage. Carnations have few problems with insects and disease. Deadhead spent Carnation flowers to prolong bloom time.

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

65 - 70F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

7 - 14 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

Cover thickness of seed

SOWING RATE

2 - 3 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

12 - 18 inches

ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS
VIDEOS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Biennial

USDA ZONES

5 - 10

HEIGHT

18 - 24 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer

BLOOM COLOR

White

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Well-drained, pH 6.0 - 7.5

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

HOUSE PLANT

No

LATIN NAME

Dianthus Caryophyllus

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.

Excellent cut flower

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 and floral arrangements.

white carnation flowers

Carnation seed | white

How to grow

How To Grow Carnation From Seed: 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.

  • Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees and butterflies
  • Depth: Cover thickness of the seed
carnation seeds white

Flower Specifications

Carnations make wonderful bedding and border plants and have a spicy-sweet fragrance and are attractive to bees and butterflies. This variety prefer well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil, in full sun.

  • Height: 18 - 24 inches
  • USDA Zones: 5 - 10
  • Season: Biennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

65 - 70F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

7 - 14 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

Cover thickness of seed

SOWING RATE

2 - 3 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

12 - 18 inches

ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS
VIDEOS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Biennial

USDA ZONES

5 - 10

HEIGHT

18 - 24 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer

BLOOM COLOR

Yellow

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Well-drained, pH 6.0 - 7.5

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

HOUSE PLANT

No

LATIN NAME

Dianthus Caryophyllus

Carnation (Dianthus Caryophyllus Chabaud Marie Yellow) - Grow beautiful Carnations in your own flower garden easily from flower seed! In many parts of the world, the popularity of Carnations is more than any other type of flower including roses. The yellow frilly blooms on this Carnation plant look lovely in the garden or in a vase!

Excellent cut flower

Dianthus Caryophyllus have been a mainstay of floral arrangements for a long time, and this yellow variety makes an excellent cut flower or terrific addition to the flower garden.

yellow carnation flowers

Carnation seed | yellow

How to grow

How To Grow Carnation From Seed: Carnation flower seeds can be directly sown into your flower garden, or started indoors for transplanting later. If planting outdoors, sow the flower seeds in the spring after frost season is over. For indoors, start the Carnation seeds 6 weeks before the end of frost season.

When sowing Carnation flower seeds, cover them lightly with fine soil the thickness of the seeds. Space seeds or seedlings approximately 12 inches apart. Pinch out the growing tips on seedlings when the plants are 2 - 3 inches in height. This encourages bushy growth.

  • Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Depth: Cover thickness of seed
carnation seeds yellow

Flower Specifications

Carnations prefer full sun and a rich, well drained soil. Water them during dry periods, once or twice per week. Add a general purpose fertilizer once or twice a month, but no more than that or you will get too much foliage. Carnations have few problems with insects and disease. Deadhead spent Carnation flowers to prolong bloom time.

  • Height: 18 - 24 inches
  • USDA Zones: 5 - 10
  • Season: Biennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

65 - 70F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

7 - 14 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

Cover thickness of seed

SOWING RATE

2 - 3 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

12 - 18 inches

ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS
VIDEOS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

6 - 9

HEIGHT

24 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Late spring through mid summer

BLOOM COLOR

Mix

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 Mix) - Carnation seeds are perfect to grow in the cutting garden. There is no better known flower for cutting than a Carnation! This Dianthus Chabaud Mix has tall, double, fringed flowers that have a lovely spicy scent. The foliage is clump-forming and blue-green in color.  Carnation flowers are easy to grow from flower seeds is just a few, quick, easy steps.

Excellent cut flower

The mixed colorful frilly blooms in this mix look lovely in the garden or in a vase! Carnation chabaud makes an excellent cut flower or can be used in dried floral arrangements.

chabaud carnation mixed flowers

Carnation chabaud seed | mix

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
carnation chabaud mix

Flower Specifications

The Carnation flowers are white, pink, red, yellow, or multi-hued. Dianthus Caryophyllus Chabaud Carnations grow as a perennial in frost free zones, or grow as an annual where winters are cold. Grow Carnation flower seeds in borders, planters and rock gardens.

  • Height: 24 inches
  • USDA Zones: 6 - 9
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

68 - 75F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

7 - 14 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

Sow seeds 1/16th inch deep

SOWING RATE

2 - 3 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

12 - 18 inches

ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS
VIDEOS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

6 - 9

HEIGHT

24 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Late spring through mid summer

BLOOM COLOR

Red & yellow

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 Avranchin) - Every cutting garden needs to have some Carnation seeds started in it! The Dianthus Caryophyllus Chabaud series are tall and perfect for floral arrangement. The Carnation flowers also dry and preserve well. This Dianthus Avranchin variety is a bi-colored bringing both red and a creamy yellow together into one beautiful bloom. This Carnation seed produces double, beautifully scented, fringed flowers that grow as a perennial in frost free zones. Carnation flowers can grow as annuals where winters are cold. Grow carnation flower seeds in borders, planters, cottage gardens and rock gardens.

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.

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

68 - 75F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

7 - 14 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

Sow seeds 1/16th inch deep

SOWING RATE

2 - 3 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

12 - 18 inches

ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS
VIDEOS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

6 - 10

HEIGHT

24 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Late spring through mid summer

BLOOM COLOR

Violet

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 Magenta) - Your neighbors will ask for some of your Carnation seeds so that they can grow some of the most beautiful cutting flowers for themselves! Dianthus Caryophyllus Chabaud is a tall Carnation that has a long stem making it excellent for cutting and arranging in fresh bouquets. This magenta Carnation flower is intense in color and long-lasting both in the garden and in the vase. A Chabaud Carnation has double, beautifully scented, fringed flowers, and it can grow as a perennial in frost free zones. For areas with cold winters, start Carnation seeds each spring indoors as an annual. Every cutting garden needs this Dianthus Chabaud Carnation!

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. Carnations can self-sow their own flower seeds.

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

68 - 75F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

7 - 14 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

Sow seeds 1/16th inch deep

SOWING RATE

2 - 3 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

12 - 18 inches

Videos

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