Blacks Carnation is a dark reddish-purple color that is becoming the rave across the country. This Grenadin Carnation flower makes a dramatic statement to any cut flower arrangement.
The strong stemmed plants are bushy and grow to approximately 24 inches, bearing lots of medium sizes, rich colored, spicy scented blooms. Hardy in zones 5 - 10 as a biennial or annual in zones 4 or colder.
Sow Carnation Black flower seeds in trays using starter mix 6 weeks before the last frost. Cover only to the thickness of the flower seed. Bottom water to keep the seeds moist. Carnation seeds germinate in 1 - 2 weeks. Pinch out the growing tips in the seedling tray when the plants are 2 - 3 inches in height.
This encourages bushy growth. Transplant Blacks Carnation plants outdoors after the last frost. Deadhead spent Black Carnation flowers to prolong bloom time.