Dianthus
‘Queen of Hearts’
“Perpetual Carnation”

Dianthus ‘Queen of Hearts’ “Perpetual Carnation”Dianthus ‘Queen of Hearts’ “Perpetual Carnation”

The ULTIMATE romantic fragrance! From delightful breeder John Barrington of Tauton, England - who is obsessed with bringing the long-missing intense fragrance back to “Perpetual Carnations” – “Queen of Hearts” is one of the most delicious! Tall, strong & sturdy, to 3’ tall & 3’ across, with stout arching stems, these long-lived perennials bloom almost year-round in mild climates (like ours in the Bay Area) with the biggest flush in Spring & Summer. Growing to 4” across, intense scarlet blooms with frilled edges appear in multiples atop long bluish-green stems - absolutely perfect for cutting! (Pinch off all but one bud to create the largest blooms.) You’ll get plenty for making your own boutonnieres, bouquets & for gift-giving. Best grown at the edge of a bed or in a large (10+ gal) container. Provide rich, well-drained soil & side dress with compost once or twice a year for maximum bloom. Cut back to 6” tall anytime to refresh.

 

-Annie

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Perennial
USDA zones 6-10a