Have carnations lost their fragrance?
I am 71 years old. In my youth the strongest (pleasant) fragrance of any flower was that of the carnation. Modern carnations don't seem to have that fragrance; some seem to me to have no odor at all. If I were a cynic I would suspect that florists had bred the odor out of carnations for their own selfish purposes.
With age my upper frequency threshold of hearing has decreased, and it is possible that my other senses have been impaired as well. If that is not the case, however, I would like to find some heritage seeds for old fasioned carnations. I am retired and I have plenty of time to stop and smell the roses, but they don't satisfy me.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
Leigh (needless to say, I am not Luther Burbank)