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 so future plants are assured. 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
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Deer Resistant

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:

Sweet William tends to be biennial so allow seed to fall. During growing season, lightly fertilize monthly to keep them growing and producing. Deadhead early season blooms to encourage new buds to form. To ensure future plants, leave late-season faded blossoms on stems. Prefers a moist well-drained soil.

$10.95 ea.
(3+) $10.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: DIBC