Carnation Chabaud La France Dianthus Caryophyllus is a half hardy perennial. Carnation Chabaud seeds are easy to grow, and this variety of Dianthus grows up to 24 inches tall. Carnation Chabaud La France features clumpy-forming foliage with sturdy, wiry stems and produces clove-scented, fully double, light-pink or rose flowers. Carnation can start to bloom in spring blooming throughout the summer and fall until first frost, and its fragrant flowers attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.
Carnation Chabaud La France is one of the best flowers for a cutting garden, but it is also a superb flower to grow in rock gardens or containers and hanging baskets. Like most flower seeds, Dianthus Caryophyllus seeds have to be kept moist until germination, and once established Carnation prefers to grow in full sun or partial shade and moist but well-drained soil. Carnation Chabaud La France is an excellent cut or dried flower.
Height: 24 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Rich, Moist well-drained, pH 6.6-7.8
USDA Zones: 4-9 (As Perennial) All Regions of North America (As Annual)
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (10-12 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Summer/Fall (In mild climate)
Seed Depth: 1/16 Inch
Germination Time: 7-14 Days