Carnation
Dianthus caryophyllus 'Can Can Scarlet'

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: Can Can Scarlet

Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 13, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

One of the most fragrant garden carnations. The double, 2-inch red blooms have a spicy fragrance. This plant produces abundant flowers throughout the growing season and well into the fall in all areas of the country. The blossoms are fully double, a gorgeous bright red and a super clove perfume. Mature plants, on average, will grow to 12 to 14 inches tall and are very bushy. This variety is classified as a half-hardy annual