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Sweet William Seeds - Dianthus Barbatus

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Sweet William Dianthus Barbatus is a perennial plant native to Europe, but this short-lived perennial flower is most often grown as biennial. Sweet William seeds can be started indoors or directly outdoors in spring of fall. Dianthus Barbatus is a compact and bushy growing plant that forms attractive, 18 inches across domes of a myriad of radiant little flowers with fringed petals of red, pink, purple or violet. The very sweetly scented flowers of blooming Sweet William appear from spring to fall attracting bees and butterflies. 

Sweet William is widely planted in borders, flower beds, and cutting gardens. The plant is also great for mass plantings, and meadows. Dianthus Barbatus seeds are easy to germinate, and Sweet William flower grows fast preferring full sun and moist, well-drained soil, but in areas with extremely hot summers, the plant benefits from growing in partial shade. Shearing spent blossoms will encourage blooms for another year. Sweet William makes a superb cut flower with a vase life of 7 to 10 days.

PLANT PROFILE
Season: Perennial/Biennial 
Height: 12-24 Inches 
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade 
Soil Type: Rich/Average/Dry/Moist well-drained, pH 6.6-8.5
USDA Zones: 3-9

PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: 1/16 Inch 
Germination Time: 14-30 Days

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