Growing Carnations
Planting Carnations

Growing carnations. About planting carnations plants from seed. How to grow carnations, Dianthus caryophyllus, successfully. Carnations care. Pictures of carnations.

Growing carnations in the flower border.

Photo Pink Carnations


How to Grow Carnations From Seed

Growing carnations seedlings in a black seed flat.

Sow the carnations seeds in a flat in late winter. Once the seedlings are 2 inches tall, prick them out into individual 4 inch pots. If you plant a seed mix, keep some of the weak seedlings to be sure of getting lots of colors.

Plan on transplanting the potted carnations into the border right after the last frost.

About Carnations Care

Photo pink carnations with a swallowtail butterfly.

Keep Dianthus caryophyllus transplants from drying out at least until they reach their mature size. Most carnations plants are at least somewhat drought tolerant once they mature.

Set the stakes into place now if you are growing large flower or long stem carnations plants. Tie the flower stems to the stakes before they fall over to avoid damaging the flowers.



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