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Heirloom Carnations

Enfant de Nice

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Heirloom Carnations

Enfant de Nice

(Dianthus caryophyllus)
EXCLUSIVE - Ours are the intensely scented, lovely carnations that have been romantic favorites for hu...
(Dianthus caryophyllus)
EXCLUSIVE - Ours are the intensely scented, lovely carnations that have been romantic favorites for hundreds of years, but are almost impossible to find now. We import this old-fashioned strain from a centuries-old flower firm in France. The ruffled and toothed blossoms are borne several per stem with an intoxicating spicy-sweet clove perfume. Enfant de Nice adds classic beauty and fragrance to modern cutting gardens in scarlet, salmon, rose, pink, white, pastel yellow, many overlaid with stripes or picotee markings. 
Seed Count: Approx. 185 / Weight: 0.35 gms
$ 2.79

PERENNIAL

Summer/fall bloom

Frost hardy

 

BEST TO START INDOORS

In spring, 8 to 10 weeks before last expected frost date, sow seeds 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix. Cover 1/4 inch deep, keep moist and cool 60 – 70° (16 – 20°C) and provide a strong light source. Once large enough to handle, transplant seedlings 2 to 3 inches apart into deeper containers or pots so root systems have room to develop. Feed every 2 weeks with half-strength fertilizer. When 3 to 4 inches tall, gradually acclimate to outdoor conditions and plant 10 inches apart in full sun.

 

TO PLANT OUTDOORS

Sow seeds 4 inches apart in a well-worked garden bed in full sun once danger of frost is past. Cover 1/2 inch deep and keep moist as seedlings emerge. Tend young seedlings carefully. When 3 to 4 inches tall, thin to 10 inches apart.

 

Carnations sown in very early spring often bloom the same summer. When transplanting, be careful not to bury the crowns or growing centers of the plants. Space properly for good air circulation, strongest stems and less susceptibility to foliage disease. Cut back to new foliage at the base of plants after the main blossoming to get a second flowering.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

February - May
Full sun
1/4 inch
1 inch
7 - 14 days
2 feet

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

February - May
Full sun
1/4 inch
1 inch
7 - 14 days
2 feet

Plant In

February - May

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

1/4 inch

Space Seeds

1 inch

Days to Germinate

7 - 14 days

Mature Height

2 feet

Photos From Our Trial Garden

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