Carnations are highly regarded for their colourful blooms and wonderful spicy-clove fragrance. The flower of the Carnations has an extra long vase life and for this reason is a popular choice for floral arrangements. Carnations are also commonly referred to by their scientific name, "Dianthus", the name given by the Greek botanist Theopharastus. Carnations got the name Dianthus from two Greek Words - "dios", referring to the god Zeus, and "anthos", meaning flower. Carnations are thus known as the "The Flowers of God".
The BOOM Carnation Oscar is a beautiful addition to your garden or the perfect gift for someone special!
The Carnation Oscar Series is a collection of compact pot carnations available in several beautiful colours. This hardy perennial has short stems covered with large double flowers. It will bloom continuously from early springtime onwards and grows well in pots, mixed containers and as a garden accent or border plant.
The BOOM Carnation Oscar is available in Red, Pink, Cherry-Velvet, Pink-Purple.
Growing and Care
Carnations are easy to grow in full sun or part shade and prefer a fertile well drained soil slightly alkaline soil, 6.75pH. Deadheading spent flowers will encourage more blooms. Avoid over-watering carnations as well as heavy mulching close to the base of the plant.