Carnation Giant Chabaud
The traditional wedding flower for button holes, Carnation Giant Chabaud produces large fragrant double flowers with the traditional frilled petal edge. The flowers bloom in a wide range of colours produced on long straight stems making them the ideal choice for cutting, and they grow to an approximate height of 45cm.
WHEN TO SOW
January to May
WHERE TO SOW
Early sowings in pots or trays under glass at 18 ° C, under a light covering of vermiculite or compost. Later sowings in trays in a cold frame.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Seedlings under glass should be pricked off into trays 10cm (4") apart. When seedlings are about 8cm (3") tall, transplant to the flowering site 25cm (10") apart.
July onward. Early sowing flower the same year, outdoor sowing flower the following year
As well as bedding displays, Carnations are beautiful cut flowers and the traditional wedding buttonhole.