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Dianthus barbatus 'Messenger'

Sweet William

Hardy Perennial

A cottage garden favourite with the sweetest perfume! Clusters of flowers in shades of white, pink and mauve are produced in summer on stiff upright stems. The fragrant blooms of Sweet William 'Messenger' are particularly attractive to bees and make a superb cut flower for a vase indoors. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for cottage garden borders, beds and containers. Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

 

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, scented gardens, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
May, June, July
Position:
full sun
    • 36 plug plants

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    • Despatch:
    • £9.99
    • Out of stock
    • 72 plug plants

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    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
    • £14.99

Pot up Sweet William plug plants and grow them on in frost free conditions for transplanting into borders and containers later on. When all risk of frost has passed, and plugs are fully rooted into their pots, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Plant Sweet Williams in beds and borders in fertile, well drained soil in full sun.

Feed and water Sweet William plants regularly until they are fully established. Deadhead faded Sweet William flowers to encourage more blooms to be produced throughout the summer.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


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