Carnation is a flower that shows freshness, purity and innocence. This flower – one of the most precious flowers in the world, there are a lot of flowers of this plant are: yellow, red, burgundy, pink and even purple! Russian flower name has European roots and come to us a long time ago from Germany. That is called the flower, because the smell is like the smell of cloves, which are added to the culinary specialties. Many people with all my heart in love with this flower, and some European countries have even made the image of the state symbols of the flower. There are a lot of species of plants: those that bloom one year, or so many years. They also differ in appearance: the flowers can be placed together, separately, have in the eye rims or edges. Even the petals have a different shape!
Carnation loves the sun and can not stand cold weather, so it is better to plant in the middle lane or further south. For such conditions suited varieties such as the Chinese carnation, Sweet William, Dianthus Alpine and many others. Besides cold stud afraid moisture, so it is best to plant it on a high place in soil rich in clay. To protect the cloves from the temperature difference and night frosts in spring, it is necessary to lay spruce branches until such time as the completely run out cold. It is necessary to fertilize the plant humus (but you can not use fresh manure!), And when it finishes blooming flower, the stems should be cut, leaving 15 cm from the ground, fertilize minerals and loosen the soil. After 30 days on the stems, new shoots appear, and some species even bloom for the second time – in the fall. If all conditions are met perfectly, perennial stud will delight you for about 5 years!
Carnation, growing from the seeds in open ground
Most often seated clove seeds or by dividing the bush. In open ground it should be planted in May or August-September, and in pots in the greenhouse – in January-March. The distance between plants should be at least 25 cm. In two weeks the first shoots will begin to appear. Biennial recommend cloves planted in June.