Dianthus barbatus - Sweet William
  • Dianthus barbatus - Sweet William
  • Seeds of Sweet William Mix
  • Seeds of Dianthus barbatus Mix
  • Dianthus barbatus mix

Dianthus barbatus - Sweet William - Seeds

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Dianthus barbatus - Sweet William
1 Packet of 50 Seeds



  • Caryophyllaceae Caryophyllales
  • Mountainous areas of Eurasia (temperate regions)
  • H 30cm x W 20cm
  •  Z4 
  • Biennial, Ephemeral perennial
  • Synonyms: -
  • 1 Packet of 50 Seeds
    Single flower varieties in mixed colors



Magnificent little Carnation, extremely easy to grow, renowned for its long, spectacular flowering and highly varied colors, known for a long time by the Gardeners

Sweet William is a ground cover plant which produces attractive soft green, evergreen vegetation

Its leaves, measuring around 10 cm by 1 or 2 cm, are packed into dense tufts which smother weeds and pleasantly furnish the edges of paths and flowerbeds

Spectacular flowering begins in spring and continues through part of summer

The simple flowers, approximately 2cm in diameter, fragrant, are gathered in dense corymbs carried 20-30cm above the foliage

Their colors varies and contrasts a lot, in shades of pink and red - ranging from white to dark garnet - and the flowers can be solid colored or two-tone

Variation is such that there are generally no two plants flowering identically on a seedling

A spectacular, easy, traditional beauty, with a well-established reputation



Choose a sunny location, on the edge of a flower bed or a path

Sow the seeds of Dianthus barbatus directly in place in March-April, on clean, worked soil, without tightening your seedling too much

Lightly bury the seeds by scratching the surface, and pack lightly

Keep the soil moist, and weed the seedling regularly to give it competitive advantage on weeds
(once the clump is established, this work is no longer necessary because its vegetation will smother the weeds)

If the plants are too crowded during the season, do not hesitate to thin out to encourage better flowering

Sweet William establishes its vegetation in the 1st year and flowers from the 2nd year

Disease-free, pest-free


Good to Know

The natural cycle of Dianthus barbatus is biennial

If you let it seed, the plant usually dies after its 1st flowering

To make your Dianthus barbatus last for several years, cut the flower stalks as soon as flowering is finished

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