ISO Spicy smelling carnations seeds/seedlings ! ! !
DH and I returned from the Del Mar Fair out here in San Diego county. While at the flower exhibits (awesome!), we noticed a group of about 5 stems of carnations in a glass vase and they received a ribbon for scent. We both smelled this small bouquet and it was awesome! The info card said nothing more than "carnations" and the exhibitor's name.
I would LOVE to grow some carnations from seed or seedlings that would have the spicy fragrance I associate with carnations! Store-bought or flower shop carns have no fragrance, although they have lovely long stems.
In the past, we've purchased some seedlings that were supposed to be fragrant. Not only was that a lie, but they were also stubby, as if they were supposed to be--of all things--a ground cover or something! They were about 4 inches tall.
We've checked the local nurseries and home stores without any luck as to spicy-smelling carnations.
Could anyone please direct me to a source for these?