Carnation Chabaud ‘La France’
Beautifully fragranced Carnation Chabaud ‘La France’ comes in softest ballet pink shades and is the strongest scented of all the carnations from our trials.
From the same family as ‘Sweet William’ this tender perennial is grown as an annual.
Elegant, blue grey foliage, looks beautiful arranged with other late boomers such as China Asters and Eucalyptus.
How to grow:
Sow onto the surface of the compost, pressing down lightly to make good contact and keep seeds moist. Cover with a clear propagator lid.
Seeds will benefit from ‘a bit of warmth’ to germinate, 19-22°C is ideal, a warm kitchen or heat mat is best.
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Variety: Dianthus caryophyllus
Type: Tender perennial grown as an annual
Position: Full sun
Plant 15cm apart after the last frost.
Harvest: July onwards outdoors (as early as June undercover)
Seeds per packet: 200 (Approx. counted by weight)
Cutting /Vase Life:
Excellent vase life of 7-10 days if picked as soon as the flowers start to open, straight into ready buckets of water. We rest our stems for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning. Flowers are scented and edible.