|Latin name:||Dianthus caryophyllus 'Cascadia'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||April - September|
|Growing Height:||20 - 30 cm|
|Planting distance:||15 - 20 cm|
Hanging Carnations are especially great for a large pot or hanging basket. Use a large pot with holes in the base, cover the bottom with a layer of potsherds or hydro granules. Put potting compost in the pot and mix in some sharp sand and lime if necessary. Plant the root balls of the Dianthus Caryophyllus 'Fontaine' at the correct depth. Fill the pot with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. Place the pot in a spot with complete sunshine to achieve an abundance of flowers.
Hanging Carnations Mixed
The exuberantly flowering Dark Red, Lilac and White Hanging Carnations combine well when grown with other species in a large hanging basket. Create a charming blend with Dianthus Caryophyllus 'Fontaine', Petunia 'Rose Bell', Fuchsia 'Snowcap' or red snapdragons (Antirrhinum Repens).
Deadhead regularly and this will encourage a second flowering. For an extra rich flowering we recommend adding plant fertilizer to the irrigation water on a regular basis during the summer. They will flower in abundance from spring until late summer. Carnations can tolerate drought quite well, so do not let the soil get too wet.
Dianthus caryophyllus is indeed a very popular cut flower. These short stemmed varieties are only suitable for small arrangements. For the florist, special long stemmed varieties are grown. Cut the flowers early in the morning and put into a vase with cut flower food. So you can also enjoy the floral scent indoors.