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Sweet William

Dianthus 'Sweet'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

H7-H2

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

90cm

Max

20cm

40cm

Min

20cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Sweet William Overview

Dianthus 'Sweet' are great for any garden with their interesting frilly flowers. They are evergreen perennials with narrow, lance-shaped foliage. Scented, colourful flowers are borne on stiff stems, these are often bicoloured and patterned. This series comes in various shades of red, white, pink and purple. They are well suited to borders, cottage garden settings and container growing. The flowers last from June until October and add wonderful colour to a garden area.

How to propagate Sweet William

Cuttings

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

Layering

Best done after flowering has occured.

Special features of Sweet William

Attractive flowers