Dianthus caryophyllus

Dianthus caryophyllus

Dianthus caryophyllus, commonly named carnation, is a perennial herbaceous growing to 80 cm height. It is suitable to well-drained soils and produces grassy grey-green leaves with waxy covering and glabrous tall stems. The flowers are produced singly or grouped into cymes and they can be white, yellow, violet, pink or red. The fruit is an ovoid capsule.


Common NameCarnation
Botanical nameDianthus caryophyllus
Life CyclePerennial
Basic ColourWhite/ Yellow/ Violet/ Pink/ Red
Height10 -> 80 cm
HabitatArid zones, walls and rockeries
Altitude600 – 2800 m
Bloom TimeMay -> October
Plant TypeHerb, Ornamental
Fruit TypeCapsule
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Used PartsWhole plant
Plant UsesOrnamental
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USDA Zone6 (-23), 7 (-17), 8 (-12), 9 (-7),
10 (-1)
Sun ExposureSun, Part shade
Soil pHAcidic, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil MoistureMoist
Soil Type Sandy, Peaty, Stony
Propagationby seeds / by sowing, by Cuttings, by division, Self sows
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Pests/ DiseasesRust

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