Pink, Carnation, Sweet William
Dianthus caryophyllus, D. barbatus, D. deltoides, D. gratianopolitanus
CHEDDAR PINKSDianthus gratianopolitanus
FLAVORA ROSE SHADES Cheddar Pink
Produces very fragrant, 1.5″ rose-pink flowers with toothed petals. Heaviest bloom is from March until May; Flavora Rose Shades Dianthus will flower most of summer when old flowers are picked.
Forms neat, compact, 9-12″ tall mounds. Tolerates heat, humidity and drought. Winter hardy to zone 4.
Classic cottage garden plants provide fragrant cut flowers and attract butterflies into the garden.
RIPPLE SERIES Carnation SeedsDianthus caryophyllus
ORANGE RIPPLE Carnation
Stunning, fragrant, pale, double, fringed flowers are splashed in orange shades along the petal edges. They make superb cut flowers. Easy to grow in mild summer areas, the 24″ tall plants bloom all summer and well into the fall, when old blooms are removed. Winter hardy to zone 4.
RASPBERRY RIPPLE Carnation
Stunning, fragrant, double white, fringed flowers with rich raspberry petal edges. Superb cut flowers. Plants grow to 24″ tall, and bloom June-frost if old blooms are removed. Needs cool weather and well drained soil. Winter hardy to zone 4; can also be grown as annuals.
FIZZ SERIES Carnation SeedsDianthus caryophyllus
Extremely fragrant, fully double flowers top these long, strong stems, making them superb for cutting. Plants grow to 2′ 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
Bright magenta flowers.
LEMON FIZZ Carnation
Creamy pastel yellow flowers.
BANANABERRY FIZZ Carnation
GRENADIN SERIES Carnation SeedsDianthus caryophyllus
Bushy, base branching 20-24″ 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.
GRENADIN MIX Carnation
A formula mix of dark red, scarlet, golden-yellow, white and rose.
GRENADIN BLACK KING Carnation
The petals are such a dark shade of red they appear velvety black.
GRENADIN CARDINAL Carnation
Bright scarlet flowers.
GRENADIN GOLDEN SUN Carnation
Golden yellow flowers.
GRENADIN SNOW WHITE Carnation
Pure white flowers.
GRENADIN TEXAS ROSE Carnation
CHABAUD GIANT SERIES Carnation SeedsDianthus caryophyllus
Extremely fragrant, double fringed blooms. Winter hardy to zone 6, they can be grown as an annual in zones 4 and above.
CHABAUD GIANT MIX Carnation
A fragrant mix of large flowers. Blooms in shades of red, rose, violet, white, yellow, salmon, orange and showy bicolors.
CHABAUD GIANT BENIGNA Carnation
Large, white striped with red double flowers on sturdy, 2′ tall plants.
CHABAUD GIANT PICOTEE FANTASY MIX Carnation
Extremely fragrant mix of large, double, striped and picotee flowers in shades of, pink, salmon, crimson, scarlet, violet, and white.
MARIE CHABAUD Carnation
Large, highly scented flowers are a lovely, shimmering canary-yellow.
CHABAUD GIANT ROSE QUEEN Carnation
Pure rose colored flowers.
CHABAUD GIANT ORANGE SHERBETT Carnation
Bright orange flowers.
MAIDEN PINKSDianthus deltoides
BRILLIANT Maiden Pink
Candy apple red flowers on long stems cover the lush 8″ 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.
ARCTIC FIRE Maiden Pink
Showy frilled white flowers with bright red eyes bloom over a long spring and summer season, then repeat in fall. Plants are 6″ tall, spreading, evergreen, and heavy blooming, forming 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.
SWEET WILLIAM Dianthus barbatus
BARBARINI RED Sweet William
Extraordinary new Sweet William Hybrid boasts full-size flower heads on dwarf, 8-10″ 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.
SOOTY Sweet William
Vigorous 18-24″ 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.
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″ apart. See Starting Seeds for more information.