DWARF DIANTHUS CARYOPHYLLUS FOR POT PLANT PRODUCTION
Several lines of pot carnations have been developed using dwarf, semi-dwarf and spray type germplasms. The long term breeding program has resulted in asexually propagated plants that can be grown in 9 cm (singly) or 15 cm (3 plants/pot) pots and used as a flowering house plant. The compact plants have multiple branches, uniform flower size and flowering time, varying degrees of flower fragrance and are available in an assortment of colors. Several cultivars selected from this program can be scheduled for greenhouse production and require approximately 12 weeks, depending on environmental conditions, from a pinch to flowering time. Under relatively high light conditions in the home, individual flowers will last 10 to 12 days and plants continue flowering 4 to 6 weeks. The first group of registered cultivars will be released in the fall of 1987.
Goldsberry, K. L. (1987). DWARF DIANTHUS CARYOPHYLLUS FOR POT PLANT PRODUCTION. Acta Hortic. 216, 349-354