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Friday, 3 February 2012

A genuine green carnation

It's always interesting to see what plant breeders have been working on, and these unusual flowers really caught my eye at a recent show. They’re actually carnations - ‘Green Trick’ (Dianthus barbatus) from Thompson and Morgan. The buds open into spheres the size of golf balls, and are said to last 4 – 6 weeks as a cut flower. New in the UK for 2012, they’d be great for flower arrangements and buttonholes. (Oscar would have gone wilde about them.)

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