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Common Name: Carnation Chabaud La France Dianthus Seed
Scientific Name:Dianthus caryophyllus
Life Cycle: Perennial
Remarks: Scented, French garden heirloom. Vintage carnations present the sweet and spicy fragrance of clove. Frilly, shell pink, double blooms with a small percentage of singles. Grass-like, grey or blue-green foliage. 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 annual carnation. Pronounced shab-o, with a long "o."
Plant Height: 61-76 cm
When: Spring and autumn
Sewing Depth + Method: 6mm deep – Grow to seedlings then transplant