Dianthus barbatus

(Sweet William – mixed colours)

Growth: Prostrate basal rosettes with clusters of flowers on erect stems. Grow in the herbaceous border or cottage garden. Performs best in full sun to part shade and moist, well-drained soil.

Characteristics: Categorized as a biennial or short-lived perennial (like hollyhocks) you never have to worry about this disappearing from your garden since it loves to self-seed. A non-stop bloomer from early summer to fall frost, Sweet William features flat-topped clusters of blooms in vivid colours, from deep red to pink to white to bicolor on stiff stems which rise above rather coarse lance-shaped, bright green leaves. Forms colonies to create a mass of colour. Attracts bees and butterflies and is an excellent cut flower. Deadhead to extend flowering.

Size:   Height 12-24” (30-60cm) 

              Width 6-12” (15-30cm)

Zone: 3  

On site:  1 gal  $12.00