Carnation 'Can Can Scarlet' F1
2003 AAS Flower Award Winner

This is one of the most fragrant garden carnations. The spicy fragrance will almost fill a room when the double, 2-inch blooms are cut and used in a bouquet. 'Can Can Scarlet' is heat tolerant, producing flowers throughout the growing season into the fall. This variety is perfect for a cut flower garden, the grey-green foliage contrasts with the bright scarlet blooms. Mature plants will reach 12 to 14 inches tall. Flowering pot plants will be available from garden centers in the spring or fall. 'Can Can Scarlet' F1 is also a recipient of Europe's FleuroSelect Gold Medal award for garden performance. 

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Flower Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Carnation
Variety Name: 'Can Can Scarlet' F1
Genus: Dianthus
Species: caryophyllus
Year: 2003
Common Name: Carnation
Type: Flowers from Seed
Breeder: Sakata Seed
Close Market Comparison: 'Grenadin Cardinal Red,' 'Monarch Scarlet,' and 'Dwarf Fragrance'
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Upright
Plant Height: Medium: 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing: 10 - 12 inches
Bloom Time: Summer
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Color Pattern: Solid
Bloom Size: 2 inches
Fragrance: Strong
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES
Low Edging: NO
Medium Height Divider: YES
Tall Background: NO
Ground Cover: NO
Herb: NO
Cut Flower: YES
Dried Flower / Everlasting: NO
Houseplant: NO
Water Garden: NO
Edible Ornamental: NO

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