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Scientific Name: Dianthus caryophyllus
Pronunciation: dye-AN-thus kair-ee-oh-FILL-us
Common Name: carnation
Family Name: Caryophyllaceae
Plant Type: Flowering cut plant, Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves grey-green, long, narrow, sheathing at swollen nodes and in a basal tuft; flowers cymose, ruffled.
Course(s): HORT 1155

Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Mounded
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Alkaline, Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Attract butterflies, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Floristry, Fragrance, Perennial border, Rock garden, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer: Bluish, Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Attenuate
Bases: Sheathing
Margins: Entire
Additional Info: to 15 cm long

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Pink, Red
Flower Scent: Fragrant, Spicy
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Often doubled; 2-5 or more florets in open cymes

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct, Nov
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant
Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed, Softwood cuttings, Division - below ground parts
Pest Susceptibility: Crown rot, ( Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant )
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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