Characteristics and cultivation of the Poet’s Carnation

Discover the Poet's Carnation

The Poet’s Carnation is a plant that belongs to the very popular carnation family, however, it has a few differences that make it completely unique And it is that despite the fact that this is a plant that may seem to have a very delicate appearance, it is able to withstand very cold temperatures in the winter season.

The Poet’s Carnation which is also known by its scientific name bearded dianthushas a lots of featuressince this plant is capable of being able to develop a great variety of colors such as pink, white, varieties in burgundy colors and we can even find them with two colors at the same time, therefore, if we are part of those people who are looking for a certain harmony in their garden, we can achieve it with wonderful colors that we can find in this species.

Characteristics of the Poet’s Carnation

Characteristics of the Poet's Carnation

Its corollas are rounded and at the same time it has a serrated shape, something that makes it be very similar to the common carnation.

This plant, being a little small, but with a large number of flowers, gives us the possibility of giving our garden a lot of elegance. If at any time we have problems with the size of our plant, we can find a solution by choosing one of the varieties of Carnation of the Poetsince there are some that are small and measure about 15 cm, as we can also find large varieties that can reach half a meter.

These flowers are a ideal alternative to create bouquets And not only that, cutting the flowers represent an excellent benefit for the plant because it is very helpful for the birth of new flowers.

Conditions to be able to grow the Poet’s Carnation in our garden

The most common thing is that we have that feeling that flowers with great beauty are those with a delicate appearance and is that on certain occasions this may be true, however, we can find a large number of garden flowers which are quite beautiful and at the same time are very resistant to very cold weather conditions.

The Poet’s Carnation It represents being part of one of these and we can assure that its cultivation is quite simple.

The Poet’s Carnation can be grown quite well from seeds, since these they are biennial plants and they have the ability to withstand freezing temperatures as we have already mentioned before. Apart from this, it can grow quite well in excellent lighting conditions, therefore these are plants that need a lot of sunlight.

grow the Poet's Carnation

This is a plant that you need a soil that has excellent drainageapart from the fact that it also needs the substrate to be prepared well in advance, before going to plant this plant, in which we have to use a compost that contains compost of excellent availability and that at the same time is decomposed at least a few weeks before, apart from the fact that we must add a certain amount of lime before planting it.

To sow the Poet’s Carnation, we have to do it during the spring and summer seasons and between the months of May and June.

It is not necessary that we have to use a seedbed, yes, the we have to sow at least 1 cm deep and we must cover them with mulch. The most recommended thing is that we should point them a little to be able to have benefits in the development of the sides and at the same time to give it the shape of a bush.

Moreover, we can also recommend planting in rows or also in rows, however and once the summer season has passed, we can transplant them and at the same time change their position to give them the shape that we like the most.

Characteristics and cultivation of the Poet’s Carnation

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