Carnation King of the Blacks

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Dianthus caryophyllus

Hardy perennial growing to 50cm. A very ornamental plant with grey/green foliage and very dark purple or crimson velvet-like double flowers. Is a very popular cut flower. Good for beds, rockeries and borders. Attracts bees and butterflies to the garden. Can be used in potpourri. Grenadin Carnation.

When around 15cm tall cut back flowering stems to encourage more compact growth. Cut back healthy plants yearly.

Grown using organic heirloom open pollinated seed, no sprays, no chemicals in organic nutrient rich soil with gypsum, volcanic rock, minerals and compost in trays. No blood and bone no fish.