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Dianthus caryophyllaceae grenadin 'Black King'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Plush as black velvet, the double, fringed flower of 'Black King' are as deep of a red as you'll find among the carnations. The showy, clove-scented flowers rise on 2 foot stems in summer above clumps of blue-green leaves. The Grenadin Series are one of the showiest and best-known strains of garden carnations.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Flower Color

Deep red

Foliage Color

Blue green

Plant Spread

15 in.

Good Companions

Plant Height

20 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Borders, Cut flower, Showy flowers

Bloom Time


Critter Resistance


Full sun

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Seasonal Interests