Carnation 'King of Blacks'
(Dianthus caryophyllus)

100 seeds   $2.50                      
Dianthus caryophyllus 'King of the Blacks'

Carnation 'King of the Blacks' blooms in summer with double, reddish-purple flowers that are dark enough to appear black from a distance.

Also known as Carnation 'Grenadin King of Blacks'. This is a selection from the Grenadin Mix. Carnations are very fragrant, and they make good cut flowers.

Dianthus caryophyllus 'King of Blacks' is a biennial or short-lived perennial. Drought tolerant. Hardy in zones 5-10.

height 20"

Sowing Carnation 'King of Blacks' Seeds

Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Barely cover with soil. Full sun. Well-drained soil. Spacing 15".

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Carnation 'King of Blacks'
photo by Alana Hammons