Call us old fashioned, but we adore Carnations. Their clove-like fragrance is gorgeous, and the petals are sweet and edible.
The rosy-pink petals on this Chabaud Picotee Carnation look like each one has been trimmed with pinking shears (which is why carnations are also called 'pinks,' fyi), and then carefully outlined with a deep rose red pen. We also love the greyish, blueish tint of the foliage.
Planting conditions: Carnations are easy to grow, but they definitely prefer full sun.
Blooms: All Summer. Deadhead the blooms regularly (meaning cut the flowers for bouquets, or if the flowers die on the plant cut them off down to where the stem is green right above where it is leafing again) to encourage more blooms.
Flavor: Sweet and mildly spicy clove-like flavor.
How to cook: Only the petals are edible, the flower itself is bitter. Simply pull the petals off and use as a fresh garnish or colorful addition to salads.
Perennial: Carnations are short lived perennials in zones 4-9, and are grown as annuals (meaning re-plant each Spring) in other zones.
Ships in the Spring in a 2.75" diameter pot.
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