In Bloom: ‘La France’ Carnation

This growing season has marked my first-time success with many flowers – carnations are yet another. For the first time, I was able to successfully grow ‘La France’ carnations. I’ve always been drawn to the ‘La France’ carnations for their lovely pastel pink color. When they finally started to bloom, I was not disappointed.

While I did anticipate that there might be some fading in the sun as the flowers started to open, I was surprised to see that my seed packet actually contained a few “off” types. You can see one of the darker pink-red colors that bloomed in the photo above. I’m not sure if this is common, or perhaps there may have been a mix-up with the seed supplier.

I had long heard that ‘La France’ carnations are praised for their fragrance – what a delight! I was so happy to pick a small vase of these beautiful clove scented flowers. I’m very excited to continue experimenting with growing carnations in the future. Have you ever grown carnations in the garden? I’d love to hear all about your experiences in the comment section below. Thank you so much for visiting the blog!

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