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Carnation, Clove Pink
Scientific Name: Dianthus caryophyllus L.
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Carnation, Clove Pink (Dianthus  caryophyllus) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 5-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Heat Tolerance: Good in Phoenix with afternoon shade

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Europe

Growth Habits: Perennial, up to 2 feet tall depending on the strain

Watering Needs: Regular water, extremely well drained soil.

Propagation: Seeds, divisions, cuttings

Cultural Practices:
The carnations prefer a soil slightly alkaline. They require excellent drainage. Addition of humus is good for large flowers hybrids.

Blooming Habits:
Pick spent flowers to keep the carnation blooming longer. Cutting side flower shoots will make the central bud grow in a larger flower. Carnations are excellent as cut flowers.

Fruiting Habits:

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