If you fancy some easy to grow carnations for your cutting patch then these cheeky fellows are what you want. They have super strong stems and a great solid colours. ‘Formula Superb’ have deeply lacerated petals…or shaggy to you and I…and yes you can call them ‘Shaggy’ in a Scooby Doo voice.
A generous vase of these on the kitchen table will fill the room with a wonderful scent….and look retro chic to boot.
You can sow Carnations very early…from February…but I tend to sow mine from the equinox on 23rd March or thereabouts (it changes, pesky thing), they will flower in July-September. Seeds sown in May might not flower until the following year.