Sweet William


Sweet William

Dianthus barbatus (Caryophyllaceae)
A perennial variety which usually performs as an annual.

Native to Europe, it has escaped cultivation and adapted to all regions of the United States.

Sweet William have brilliant little flowers with fringed petals of red, pink, purple or violet.

An ideal spring flower often blooming 60 to 90 days after planting under ideal environmental conditions.

*Prefers moist, well­drained soil in full sun. In areas having extremely hot summers, plant in partial shade for best results.

Suggested Use: Borders, mass plantings, meadows.
Very sweetly scented. Makes a nice cut flower with a vase life of 7 to 10 days.

Average Planting Success: 70%
Height: 12—18 inches
Germination: 14—-30 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 60°F–­70°F
Sowing Depth: 1/16″
Blooming Period: April­–September

Packet. App. 150 seeds.


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