Carnation ‘Chabaud Jeanne Dionis’

Dianthus caryophyllus

Features

  • Fragrant
  • Medium producer
  • Suitable for containers

Description

Of all the carnations we’ve grown, ‘Chabaud Jeanne Dionis’ has the fullest flowers, boasting ruffled white petticoats of blooms on strong, gray-green stems. These old-fashioned favorites are best grown as an annual and will bloom all summer long from a single sowing. Their tall stems and extremely long vase life make them an ideal cut flower. Flowers are borne in sprays and smell like cloves.

Details

Plant type: annual
Height: 24 to 30 in
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 130 to 140 days
Plant spacing: 9 in
Pinch: when 8 in tall

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Start seed indoors in trays 10 to 12 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest when 1 or 2 flowers on a spray are open. Expect a vase life of up to 14 days.

Details

Description

Of all the carnations we’ve grown, ‘Chabaud Jeanne Dionis’ has the fullest flowers, boasting ruffled white petticoats of blooms on strong, gray-green stems. These old-fashioned favorites are best grown as an annual and will bloom all summer long from a single sowing. Their tall stems and extremely long vase life make them an ideal cut flower. Flowers are borne in sprays and smell like cloves.

Details

Plant type: annual
Height: 24 to 30 in
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 130 to 140 days
Plant spacing: 9 in
Pinch: when 8 in tall

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Start seed indoors in trays 10 to 12 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest when 1 or 2 flowers on a spray are open. Expect a vase life of up to 14 days.

Sources

How to Grow

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