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Sweet William

Dianthus barbatus 'Barbarini® Red'

Shorter variety that is perfect in front of the garden or in mixed containers. Full size true red flower heads bloom through summer.

Sweet William is an old-fashioned cottage garden plant that usually grows as a self seeding biennial. This dwarf hybrid strain produces showy clusters of fragrant flowers with deep red petals. Terrific in containers or for edging borders. Developed to flower well even in the first year, then hopefully return for a second. Remove fading flowers to encourage more buds to form. Pruning plants back hard after blooming will encourage them to survive for another year. Self-sown seedlings may be moved in fall or early spring.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms late spring to fall

Mature Height:

8-12 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

2-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 62-65° F under long days with high lights levels. Keep soil evenly moist avoiding extremes. Provide good air circulation and keep foliage dry, especially at night. Once plants are actively growing, apply a slow release fertilizer. Plants generally finish in 6-8 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Do not plant crown below soil. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in any soil that drains well. Full sun is preferred but will tolerate partial shade although the blooms might not be as prolific.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.