Carnation / Pink

Carnation / Pink

Dianthus

Plant family

Nelkengewächse (Caryophyllaceae) (Caryophyllaceae)

Synonyms

Sweet William

Season Overview

Propagating

Planting

Harvest

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

1ST YEAR

FOLLOWING YEARS

Details

Light requirement

Sunny

Water requirement

Dry

Soil

Light (sandy)

Nutrient requirement

Low

Light germinator

Seeding distance

25 cm

Row spacing

25 cm

Seeding depth

1 cm

Instructions

Description

Cloves are a genus of plants belonging to the clove family (Caryophyllaceae). There are 320-600 species. Annual and perennial. Biennial plants bloom only in the 2nd year. Grow to about 50 cm tall. Herbaceous growing plants that develop strong taproots and sometimes rhizomes. Are cultivated as ornamentals, producing white, pink, red to purple flowers. Some varieties are fragrant. Contrary to the name, the clove botanically does not belong to the cloves but to the family of myrtle (Myrtaceae).

Origin:

Temperate areas of the northern hemisphere

Growing tips

Water seeds vigorously after sowing. Also suitable for pot culture. Cut off withered flowers. Moderate to good winter hardiness, so cover with fleece in winter if necessary. Propagation via cuttings.

Antagonistic Plants

No antagonistic plants

Diseases

Root Rot

Pests

Snails

Aphids