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Carnation ‘Chabaud Orange Sherbet’
Dianthus caryophyllus


French heirloom carantion

Vintage carnations present the sweet and spicy fragrance of clove. Frilly, 1 1/2–2" double blooms with a small percentage of singles. Orange creamsicle-colored petals striped and flaked with tangerine. Grass-like, gray or blue-green foliage.Best grown as an annual for cut-flower production. Bloom all summer long from an early sowing.Tender perennial in Zones 6–8.


Plantlife cycle: annual

Site: Full sun
Height: 24-30"

Days to germinate:7-14 days
Days to maturity: 130-140 days

Sow: Surface, press into the soil, lightly cover
Plant spacing: 6-9"
Pinch: when 8” tall
Approx seeds per packet: 100


How to Grow:

Days to germination:7-14 days at 65-72°F (18-22°C)

Sowing:Transplant (recommended) - Sow 6-8 weeks before last frost. Lightly press seed into growing medium. Transplant into cell packs or 3-4" containers 20-25 days after sowing. Harden off and transplant out 6-8 weeks after sowing. Cool temperatures of 50-55°F (10-13°C) are required to keep the plants low growing and basal branching. Avoid warm temperatures in excess of 65°F (18°C), especially at night, which will produce soft growth. Direct seed - Early spring when a light frost is still possible.


How to Harvest:

Harvest when 10-20% of flowers in cluster or spray are open.


Vase life:

A vase life  up to 7-10 days

Carnation Chabaud 'Orange Sherbet '

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