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Cottage Garden Carnation


Dianthus caryophyllus

  • Traditional hardy border carnations.
  • Richly perfumed.
  • Beautiful flowers in a variety of colours and shades and even striped.
  • Love a full sun position

Supplied as compost block grown plants (supplied in mixed colours only).

Available from - SOLD OUT UNTIL NEXT YEAR - 2025

5 or more £1.30GBP each. Group & quantity discounts

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These traditional hardy border carnations are richly perfumed, unlike carnations you find in the florist or sold on garage forecourts which are often imported from Colombia as spray carnations.

These really are something special - as you will discover! Each plant grows into a robust clump from which you can take 'slips' or cuttings to increase stocks of your favourite colours. We first grew these in 1958 - long after the Victorians had discovered their worth. In the 1850's ten plants sold for 1 Guinea (about £80 in today's currency).

Can be grown in pots and moved into the greenhouse or sun room for late autumn and early spring flowering. We supply a lovely rich balanced colour selection that includes shades of pink, crimson-red, yellow, white, purple and intermediate shades and tints, and the traditional striped types not found in cultivation these days.


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Information on the size of the compost blocks that Victoriana grow their plants in - and what you can expect to receive.

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