Carnation Violet


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Carnation Violet

Carnation Yellow. A very popular traditional cottage garden half hardy annual that possesses a charm and allure that continues to captivate people around the globe. This sturdy variety produces an abundance of stunning Canary Yellow flowers on strong 20′ stems.

Cultivation Advice Carnation Violet

  • Sow under cover at 70F 8-10 weeks before average last day of frost for flowering the same year.
  • Can be sown until early Aug as a Bi-annual to flower the following year.
  • Seed requires light to germinate – press lightly into soil surface and do not cover, keep moist.
  • Germination period is 10-14 days. You will find that carnation plants are very easy to grow.
  • Until the first true leaves appear, try not to water directly from overhead.
  • Transplant to separate pots or trays when large enough to handle.
  • Transplant outdoors after any danger of frost is past.
  • For a showy planting, do groups of 3-4 seedlings.
  • Space seedlings about12″ apart.
  • Plant out in full sun and a rich, well-drained soil.
  • Water during dry periods.
  • Benefits from feeding once or twice a month whilst flowering.