Flowers Dianthus (Sweet William) Marie Chabaud

Marie Chabaud

Dianthus Seed

Product ID: 3712

New! Scented, French garden heirloom.

Vintage carnations present the sweet and spicy fragrance of clove. Frilly, pale lemon yellow, 1 1/2-2" double blooms with a small percentage of singles. Grass-like, gray or blue-green foliage. Blooms late July through August in our trials and is best grown as an annual for cut-flower production. Chabaud is an old-fashioned type dating back to as early as 1904. D. caryophyllus is native to the Mediterranean, where emotional attachment to this flower first took root. Also known as border carnation. Pronounced shab-o, with a long "o." Ht. 24-30". Avg. 14,100 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.

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Packet

$3.95
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1,000 Seeds

$5.10
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5,000 Seeds

$13.40
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25,000 Seeds

$57.25
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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 65-72°F (18-22°C).

SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Sow 10-12 weeks before last frost. Lightly press seed into medium. Transplant into cell packs or 3-4" pots 20-25 days after sowing. Harden off and transplant. 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 product soft growth.
Direct seed: Early spring when a light frost is still possible.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Rich, sandy, well-drained soil that is slightly alkaline.

PLANT SPACING: 6".

HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 5-9, but best as an annual.

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

USES: Excellent commercial cut flower and is also suitable for gallon container production with one plant per gallon container. Also makes a lovely bedding plant.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Dianthus caryophyllus
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
130 - 140 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Tender Perennial
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Good variety to choose for fresh cut Flowers displays.
Heirloom Heirloom
HL = Heirloom. Seeds which have been saved over many years and passed down, in original form, from generation to generation.
Fragrant Fragrant
Variety is highly fragrant.
Edible Flowers Edible Flowers
Variety's Flowers may be consumed.
Heirloom Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Edible Flowers Fragrant