Sweet William Mix - Dianthus barbatus
Quarter of a teaspoon of open pollinated seeds from our gardens for $4.00.
Their bright scented flowers, it is easy to see why Sweet Williams are a traditional cottage garden favourite. Dianthus barbatus are short lived perennials that are often grown as a biennial. Easy to grow in most soils and enjoy full sun or part shade. Excellent plants for containers, mass plantings and meadows. Sweet Williams make excellent cut flowers.
Sweet William will last between 7 to 10 days as a cut flower. Pick flowers when the cluster is half open. Buds will continue to open. Spilt the stems and condition over night in cold water.
Seeds are sown in pots or directly in late spring to summer.