Dianthus caryophyllus, D. barbatus, D. deltoides, D. gratianopolitanus
Classic cottage garden plants provide fragrant cut flowers and attract butterflies into the garden.
GRENADIN SERIES Carnation Seeds
Bushy, base branching 20-24 inch tall plants freely produce large, fragrant, double flowers on long, stiff stems. They are superb for cutting. Plants require little or no support. Winter hardy to zone 3.
A formula mix of dark red, scarlet, golden-yellow, white and rose.
The petals are such a dark shade of red they appear velvety black.
CHABAUD GIANT SERIES Carnation Seeds
Extremely fragrant, double fringed blooms. Winter hardy to zone 6, they can be grown as an annual in zones 4 and above.
Large, white striped with red double flowers on sturdy, 2 foot tall plants.
Large, soft pink double flowers on sturdy, 24 inch tall plants.
PICOTEE FANTASY MIX
Extremely fragrant mix of large, double, striped and picotee flowers in shades of, pink, salmon, crimson, scarlet, violet, and white.
A fragrant mix of large flowers. Blooms in shades of red, rose, violet, white, yellow, salmon, orange and showy bicolors.
MARIE CHABAUD Carnation Seeds
Large, highly scented flowers are a lovely, shimmering canary-yellow.
FIZZ SERIES Carnation Seeds
Extremely fragrant, fully double flowers top their long, strong stems, making them superb for cutting. Plants grow to 2 feet tall, and are vigorous and heavy flowering. Can be grown as an annual, with the seeds started indoors in winter for flowers in spring, or in mid to late summer for fall blooms. Winter hardy to zone 8.
MAGENTA FIZZ Carnation Seeds
Bright magenta flowers.
BANANABERRY FIZZ Carnation Seeds
A formula mix of 'Lemon Fizz' and 'Magenta Fizz' carnation seeds.
ARCTIC FIRE Dianthus Seeds
Showy frilled white flowers with bright red eyes bloom over a long spring and summer season, then repeat in fall. Plants are 6 inches tall, spreading, evergreen, and heavy blooming; form lush mats of dark green foliage. Use to edge borders, cover banks, or grow in rock gardens. Prefers partial shade. Winter hardy to zone 3.
BRILLIANT Dianthus Seeds
Candy apple red flowers on long stems cover the lush 8 inch plants in early summer and again in the fall. They are attractive edging borders, covering banks or in rock gardens. Prefers partial shade. Winter hardy to zone 3.
CHEDDAR PINK Cheddar Pink Seeds
Produces sweetly fragrant, 1.5 inch, rose-pink flowers with toothed petals; heaviest bloom is from March until May but will flower most of the summer if old flowers are picked. Forms neat, compact 8-12 inch mounds. Easy to grow, it will tolerate heat, humidity and drought. Blooms the first year. Winter hardy to zone 3.
SWEET WILLIAM SEEDS
SOOTY Sweet William Seeds
Vigorous 18-24 inch biennials, they produce dense, showy clusters of fragrant, deep maroon-chocolate flowers in late spring and early summer. Prefers afternoon shade in hot climates and often self-sows. Winter hardy to zone 3.
BARBARINI RED Sweet William Seeds
Extraordinary new Sweet William Hybrid boasts full-size flower heads on dwarf, 8-10 inch plants. Flowers in about 3-4 months from seed. Start indoors in winter for bloom April to September, or start seeds in spring for fall flowers. Then cut plants back, and overwinter to bloom again the following spring. Winter hardy to zone 4.
How to Plant DIANTHUS Seeds
Sow seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil and lightly cover. Kept at 65-70° F. germination averages 1-2 weeks. Transplant into the garden 12-18 inches apart. See Starting Seeds for more information.