Sweet William Festival Series

Dianthus barbatus 'Festival'

Sweet William 'Festival Mixed', Dianthus Barbatus 'Festival Series Mix', Dianthus 'Festival Mix', Dianthus Barbatus Festival Series

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Dianthus barbatus 'Festival' is part of a series of colourful cultivars that make a great addition to any garden, particularly cottage-style gardens. Flowers come in shades of pink, red and white, with frilly flower petals. Foliage is glossy and grass-like in appearance. They can be planted in borders and containers as well as window boxes and beds.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Propagation

Layering

Best done after flowering has occured.

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings are best taken from non-flowering shoots, in summer.

Special features

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Ground cover

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Caryophyllaceae

Flower colour

Pink, White, Red

Scent

Strong
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