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Dianthus barbatus /Sweet William

Dianthus barbatus  / Dianthus barbatus
Two varieties of sweet william
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Two varieties of sweet william

A pinkish-white selection

A mass planting

A hot pink selection

This and manyi other varieties have frilled edges

A nice color combination that is different from most

Planting in a Texas garden

Growing in a garden bed in full sunlight

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Scientific Name: Dianthus barbatus
Common Name: Sweet William
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Annuals for the Cool or Cold Season
Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: At one time sweet williams were biennials treated as annuals. Present day ones are annuals. They make excellent subjects for the late winter, spring and summer garden, depending on location. In the lower hardiness zones they are used in late winter and spring, while further north they are used in late spring and summer.