Carnation Grenadin Scarlet Dianthus Caryophyllus is a one of the best evergreen, flowering perennial plants. Carnation Grenadin Scarlet seeds can be slightly covered with soil. This Dianthus Caryophyllus variety features clump-forming, linear, silvery-blue foliage and blooms profusely with fully double, sweet-scented, scarlet-red flowers. The long bloom period lasts all summer and fall, and the showy, fragrant Carnation flowers are very attractive to bees and butterflies.
Carnation Grenadin Scarlet is a bright addition to containers and mixed borders. Dianthus is an excellent flower for cutting gardens and mass planting. In mild climates, the Dianthus Caryophyllus seeds can be sown in fall. Carnation Grenadin Scarlet prefers full sun or partial sun and likes rich, moist but well-drained soil, but the plant is very adaptable to poor soil conditions. Because of its strong stems and a long vase life, Carnation Grenadin is one of the best cut flowers.
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