What a dandy! Beautiful, full-figured double flowers have a dainty fringe and possess a heavenly scent. These robust plants bear a profusion of flowers held on strong stems that make this an ideal variety for cut flowers! Plants grow from 45-60 cm (18-24″). Sometimes hardy to Zone 5 (protect from extremes). Below Zone 6, Chabauds Giant carnation is best grown as an annual – seed started outdoors in mid-May should bloom in mid-August. .
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 growing medium and keep at 21 C (70 F) during the 14-21 day germination period. After that, grow on at a slightly cooler temperature, then harden off and transplant to the garden in late May after the danger of the frost has passed. Space plants 30 cm (1′) apart in the garden.