Carnation Grenadin King of Blacks Dianthus Caryophyllus is a herbaceous, evergreen perennial native to Eurasia. Carnation Grenadin King of Blacks seeds can be easily grown without any special treatment, and this bushy Dianthus plant grows up to 24 inches tall featuring very attractive, blue-gray foliage with strong flower stems. Grenadin King of Blacks produces masses of medium size, reddish-purple flowers that are so dark in color that they have a black velvet appearance. The Carnation blooms are sweetly scented and extremely attractive to bees and butterflies.
Carnation Grenadin King of Blacks is widely grown in cottage and cutting gardens. Carnation is fantastic for border edging, rock gardens and container planting. Dianthus Caryophyllus seeds can be covered with soil but just barely, and the established Carnation adapts to various growing conditions, but the most preferable environment is full sun and moist, well-drained soil. Carnation King of Blacks makes a wonderful cut flower for fresh or dried bouquets.
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