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Dianthus barbatus Sweet Black Cherry

Sweet William

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 18-36" (Plant 10-14" apart)
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Red / Red
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Velvety deep red blossoms of Dianthus Sweet Black Cherry cluster atop dark green foliage. Delicate pure white stamens absolutely glow against the rich coloring and appear to magically float above the flower. Fragrant flowers perfume the garden in late spring.

Sweet William. A charming old favorite, so effective in masses. Self-sows readily. A colorful carpet from spring into summer. Straight stems are perfect for bouquets. Each stem is topped with a perfectly arranged nosegay of blossoms.

Features to Note:

  • OK in Containers
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Fragrant
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • For a Sunny Spot
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More

Dianthus General Information:

Dianthus are garden classics, appearing in many shapes and colors, most with blue/green or blue frosted quill-like foliage. Long blooming, perfect for small bouquets-most are fragrant. A cottage garden is not complete without several Dianthus. All are heat tolerant and low maintenance beauties.

Dianthus Plant Care:

Allow seed to fall for future plants. Do not prune for winter, but clean up in spring. Prefers a moist well-drained soil, mulching will help maintain moisture levels. Deadhead faded blooms to encourage new buds to form. Divide every few years in early spring when new growth appears. Lightly fertilize monthly to keep them growing and producing.

$9.95 ea.
(3+) $9.50 ea.
Spring 2015
Plant Code: DIBC