The plant is up to 70cm tall and grows as an annual. Flowers are large, terry, with a pleasant fragrance, various colors. Widely used for cutting. Cold resistant, light-loving, prefers light fertile soil. Grows seedlings. Preferably, earlier sowing periods for seedlings.
How to Plant Carnations Space plants about 6 to 12 inches apart. Dig a hole and keep the root ball level with the soil surface, pressing soil down firmly when you backfill around the plant. Add compost when planting, then mulch to retain moisture and control weeds. Water thoroughly.
How to Care for Carnations These perennials aren't super-fussy and come in a host of colors and sizes, ranging from creeping ground covers to taller types suitable for cutting. Your grandmother may have called some types "pinks" due to their fringed edges that appear to have been trimmed by pinking shears. Divide the clumps every few years in the early spring to keep them strong; just use a hand spade to chunk off a piece along the edges and replant elsewhere. Feed in early spring with a balanced fertilizer. If the plants start to look scruffy, shear off the top one-third of leafy growth and spent flower stems to rejuvenate. Some types bloom again later in the season. Dianthus typically don't like wet soils, so don't drown them. Using drip irrigation or soaker hoses, instead of overhead watering, also may help prevent some fungal leaf diseases. Some tall varieties might need staked to keep them upright.