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Dianthus barbatus nigrescens 'Sooty'Sweet William

Just £2.99

Hardy Perennial
What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
1 Reviews
1 packet (30 dianthus seeds) £2.99 Despatch: within 24 hours
Description Sowing Delivery Reviews
Supremely different to other Sweet Williams with 7cm (2 1/2in) fragrant blooms of deepest maroon-chocolate on red stems and mid green foliage which matures to metallic mahogany. Stunning cut flower and border plant. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for cottage garden borders, beds and containers. Height: 30-38cm (12-15in).

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.


Cottage Gardens, Scented Gardens, Wildlife Gardens, Cut Flower Garden

Hardy

Full sun

Up to 38cm (15in)

Up to 30cm (11.8in)

Easy for all

Easy for all

1 Packet (30 Dianthus Seeds) (TT02017)

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Sowing Months Flowering Months
Sow in May-June outdoors in a moist, well forked and raked seed bed. Sow thinly, 1cm (0.5in) deep in drills spaced 15cm (6in) apart. Keep seed bed well watered in dry weather.They can also be sown indoors in late April-May in a good seed sowing compost just covering the seed with compost. Germination takes 7-14 days at 18-20C (65-70P).

Transplant to a reserve border, when large enough to handle 15cm (6in) apart in rows 30cm (12in) apart. Plant 30cm (12in) apart in the flower border in September.

For April sowings, when large enough to handle transplant the seedlings to boxes, grow cool and well lit. When well grown, gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions and plant out in a reserve border as described above.

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Reviews

Just OK 2015-05-08

Good viability, but plants produced leggy and straggly.

T&M replied on 2015-08-07: Thank you for your review. I hope this will not deter you from trying these again in the future.