Dianthus Rockin' Pink Magic

Rockin' Series Sweet William

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Cultural and Growing Info is provided below.


Magical Color Transformation
Lightly-scented, lacy flowers form dense clusters atop robust foliage. Flowers open white then PRESTO they magically transform to soft pink then rich rosy pink. Each cluster rocks its multi-toned shades all at once. Stems are topped with a perfectly arranged nosegay of blossoms. Reliably overwinters in Zone 5+. Sweet William. A charming classic 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.

Code DIPM

Patent Pending 'PAS1350217'

Plant Type Perennials

Species barbatus

Height Medium 18-24"

Spacing Plant 10-14" apart

Bloom Time Late Spring to Late Summer

Sun / Shade Full Sun

Zones 5-8

Soil Type Normal, Clay, Sandy

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Fragrant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming

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. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

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.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October