A gorgeous low-growing hardy perennial that features deep red flowers fringed with white on 15-20 inch stems above a mat of long narrow, needle-like, grey-green foliage. Their delicate scent makes them ideal for bouquets. Easy to grow and low-maintenance.
Light: Full sun
Bloom Time: Late spring to summer
Zones: 3 to 9
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Laced Romeo Carnation Product Details
Dianthus 'Laced Romeo'
Flower stems 15"- 20", foliage 4" - 6"
10" - 12"
12" - 24"
3 - 9
Long narrow, needle-like, grey-green, evergreen in many areas
Single to double
Deep red fringed with creamy white.
Late spring to summer
Set at the same level it is at in the container, firm and water in thoroughly
Moist and well-drained - slightly alkaline.
Moderate once established, which takes approximately 3 - 4 weeks
Old-fashioned favorites loved for their prolific, fragrant flowers. They are perfect for front of the border situations and to group in small clusters. The foliage forms an attractive mat that provides interest before and after the flower display. A well-drained soil is important for best growth.
Cut off all spent blossoms.
Short-lived perennials, must be sited in well-drained organic soils for best results.
The beauty and grace of the perennial Laced Romeo Carnation makes it one of the most popular garden and vase flowers decorating many summer yards. Unbelievably fragrant and showy, this low-maintenance garden carnation radiates with rich red hues delicately surrounded by a lace-like trim of pure white. Excellent for introducing beginning gardeners to the joys of cultivating flowers, carnation flowers like the Laced Romeo Carnation can be germinated within 20 days and reach their full height of two and a half feet by mid-summer. The best months to plant this type of garden carnation outside are April, June and July.
Fragrant flowers like the Laced Romeo Carnation will make your whole house smell fresh and delightful. Carnation flowers love to grow in full sun to partial shade environments as well as in fertile, well-drained soil. Using organic compost before planting your garden carnation seeds is optional. Make sure to water your carnations after you have planted them so that the soil is completely settled and then water weekly if rainfall is insufficient. Gardners can help promote the growth of new flowers by removing spent blooms regularly. To create cut flowers for decorative purposes, simply pinch off buds that appear on stem sides, leaving one bud at the top of primary stem.