Dianthus barbatus 'Excelsior Mixed' - Easy Grow Seed RangeSweet William

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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A cheerful mix for early summer colour

sweet clove-like fragrance

Make charming cut flowers

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Height Up to 45cm (18in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Hardy Perennial

cottage gardensscented gardenswildlife gardenscut flower garden

full sun

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Our Easy Grow range of flower, fruit and vegetable seeds have been specially selected for superb performance with minimum fuss! Perfect for beginner growers and experienced gardeners alike, these reliable varieties are easy to germinate and grow to maturity, delivering colourful blooms and bountiful crops with every packet you sow.


Better known as Sweet Williams, these charming Dianthus are a ‘must have’ for cottage gardens and cut flower bouquets. Blooming from May to June, Dianthus barbatus 'Excelsior Mixed' adds a bright splash of colour to the garden and plenty of sweet, clove-like fragrance. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for borders, beds and containers. Pollinating insects will love them too! Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").


Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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Sowing

Sow Sweet William seeds indoors or under glass from January to February as a late flowering annual, or from June to July for flowering the following the spring. Sow on the surface of a good quality seed compost and gently firm down. Place the seed tray in a propagator at a temperature of 15-20C (59-68F) or seal inside a clear polythene bag until germination which takes 10 - 14 days. Keep the compost damp but not wet and do not exclude light.

When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 7.5cm (3") pots and grow Sweet William plants on in cooler conditions. When all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before planting outdoors after all risk of frost has passed. Plant Sweet Williams at a distance of 30cm (12") apart on any fertile, well drained soil in full sun.

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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.

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