The poet's carnation or barbatus carnation perfectly adorns flower beds and planters thanks to its magnificent colors.
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Dianthus barbatus
Family : Caryophyllaceae
Type : Biennial
Height : 20 to 40 cm
Exposure : Sunny and partial shade
Ground : Well-drained, ordinary
Sowing: May to August
Flowering : May to September
Planting, sowing poet's carnation
Sow the poet's carnation well:
The poet's carnation is sown in late spring or summer for flowering the following year.
- Broadcast sowing without covering the seeds that need light
- Sprinkle in fine rain until emergence without flooding your seedlings with carnations of poets
- Emergence usually takes place 1 week after sowing
- Transplant the poet's carnation in the fall outdoors by spacing them about twenty cm
- Leave your eyelets outside during the winter
Note that your poet's carnations will need a sufficient sunshine to flower, at least 3 to 4 hours per day.
Caring for the poet's carnation
The poet's carnation claims little care once it is properly installed. A few steps will help you improve and prolong flowering.
- Cut the wilted flowers as they go, this stimulates the appearance of new flowers
- Cutting the faded flowers as they go allows for a slight upturn at the end of the season
- Water only in case of prolonged drought
To know about the poet's carnation
Native to northern Europe and Asia, the poet's carnation is appreciated for its pretty flowers forming superb colorful bouquets, but also for its leaves and stems which make it an ideal bouquet flower.
Its flowers are streaked and quite rarely united, thus offering pink and white, purple and cream, fuchsia and pink or even purple and black.
Smart tip about poet's carnations
Poet's carnation flowers are prone to rust. To avoid this, change your location every year.
- Find all our gardening sheets dedicated to carnations