'Velvet 'n' Lace' Dianthus (Carnation)

'Velvet 'n' Lace' Dianthus (Carnation)

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Dianthus chinensis

Origin: East Asia

Improvement status: Cultivar

Seeds per packet: ~90

Germination tested 2/2024: 93%

Life cycle: Annual or Biennial

We're thrilled to be offering this spectacular carnation (Dianthus) from our friends at Wild Garden Seeds in Oregon. This is what they say about it: "Annual species with velvety rose-purple petals with lacy white margins (and backsides!) in doubled 2" petal layers around a white whorled center. Sweetly scented, luscious. Tidy border at 6-12" tall, 6-8" wide, long blooming."

NOTE: Whole plant is toxic to mammals, so don't eat it or let your pets eat it!

GROWING TIPS: We recommend starting carnations in flats or pots a few weeks before last frost. Sow seeds a quarter-inch below the surface of a good well-draining seed-starting mix. Plant out after true leaves have formed, plants are a few inches tall, and all danger of frost has passed. Space plants at least a foot apart.