Our Chabauds are a mixture of colours and flower forms. Spicy fragrance and lots of colour make carnations ideal for the border or cutting garden. Beautiful double flowers are well presented on solid stocks in bright red, snow white, sunshine yellow and intense scarlet. Plants mature to a height of 45 cm (15″). Chabauds is a biennial that does not reliably reseed so we recommend sowing seed every year for continuous flowering. This tender biennial is reliably hardy to Zone 6 but can sometimes be overwintered to as low as Zone 4 with adequate protection.
How to Grow
500 seed/gram. Best started indoors 8 weeks before last frost. Sow seed 3 mm (1/8″) deep in a soil-less mix and keep at 21 C (70 F) during the 14-21 day germination period. Grow on under lights at a slightly cooler temperature, then harden off and transplant to a sunny site in the garden in late May after the danger of the frost has passed. Space plants 30 cm (1′) apart in the garden.