Belonging to the Dianthus (Carnation) genus, Sweet william has a botanical name of Dianthus barbatus.
Native to Southern Europe and Northeast Asia.Blooms typically mature to a diameter of 3.0 cm (1.17 inches imperial) and produce a cinnamon fragrance, whilst displaying in these approximate colours: Cadmium red and Bright pink and White. Sweet william grows as a perennial and is a flower / ornamental. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Sweet william is known for its clump-forming habit and growing to a height of approximately 50.0 cm (1.62 feet). This plant tends to bloom in late spring. Try planting Sweet william if you'd like to attract butterflies, bees, and birds to your garden. Popular varieties of Sweet william with home gardeners are Tall Double, Double Dwarf, Indian Carpet, Diabunda 'purple picotee", and Fire Star.
Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Sweet william is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.
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Fertilize in Spring & Summer. Cut back after flowering.Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Sweet william is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions.
By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Sweet william about 49 days before your last frost date .
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Sweet william so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Sweet william so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Sweet william plants:
- The Sweet William flower symbolises gallantry.
- Dianthus barbatus was included in Catherine Middleton’s 2011 bridal bouquet, most likely due to its common name of “Sweet William”.
Dianthus, Sweet williams, Dianthus barbatus
Dianthus x barbatus, Dianthus barbatus L.
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Popular varieties of Sweet william
- Tall Double
- Double Dwarf
- Indian Carpet
- Diabunda 'purple picotee"
- Fire Star
- Heart Attack
- Lace mantle
- Single Mix
- Cottage perfume
- Double Choice
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