Sweet William - Tall Single Mix - Dianthus barbatus
Perennial Open Pollinated. Fringed red, pink, or purple flowers have a distinct carnation scent. A great cut flower, Sweet William is beautiful in borders, rock gardens and informal plantings. It symbolizes gallantry in the Victorian language of flowers. 1/4 lb covers approximately 1000 sq ft if broadcast. Thin to 12 apart. Deadhead spent flowers to prolong bloom season. Blooms second spring from seed.
Flowers: Edible flowers. Blooms in spring to summer
Attracts: Attracts butterflies
Soil: Prefers neutral to alkaline, moist soil
Native: Southern Europe
USDA Zone: 3-10
Plant In: Spring
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Days to Germinate: 5-7 Days
Height At Maturity: 12"-24"
Sun/Shade Requirements: Partial Sun
Water Needs: Moderate Water
Biennial for Garden and NaturalizingDianthus barbatus 'Tall Single Mix' Height: 14-20Bloom Season: Spring/SummerSeeding Rate: Use 1/4 Lb/1000 sq ft