Are Carnations Perennials or Annuals?

Carnations are herbaceous perennial flowers and perform as perennials in the warmer climate of U.S. Department of Agriculture Hardiness Zones 6 through 9. When grown in colder climates, carnations become less reliable as a perennial, and are often treated as annuals.

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