Carnation
Dianthus caryophyllus 'Clove Drops'

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: caryophyllus (kar-ee-oh-FIL-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Clove Drops

Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Red

Coral/Apricot

Pale Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Silver/Gray

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Braselton, Georgia

Homer Glen, Illinois

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 12, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This delectable new Carnation is a treat for the senses, cascading up to 2 1/2 feet from baskets, windowboxes, and other containers! The huge, fully double 3-inch blooms have a rich, evocative clove scent that may remind you of old-fashioned hard candy (or Thanksgiving baking!). Very long-lived, these blooms arise all over the trailing plant, offering great color contrast with the small, dusty silver-green foliage. A splendid sight in full sun to part shade,Clove Drops erupts into blooms of red, bright rose, pink, burgundy, salmon, yellow, and white!
Frost-tolerant and carefree, this half-hardy perennial (grown as an annual) will bloom long into winter in warm climates. Great for fall holiday aroma without the calories!
This vigorous plant needs full sun for best flowering. S... read more