Scientific Name: Dianthus barbatus
Common Name: Sweet William
Hardiness Degree: 0°F (-17.8°C)
Blooming Season: Early Spring, Spring, Autumn, Winter
Plant Habit: Upright
Characteristics: Fragrant Flowers, Low Maintenance
Fertilize: Every two weeks
Spacing: 10 - 14" (25 - 36cm)
Height: 18 - 36" (46 - 91cm)
Width: 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
General Information: Excellent garden performer, with long-lasting, very fragrant blooms. Vigorous, frost and heat-tolerant plants don’t need staking. Flowers can be cut and brought indoors.
Best in class makes the best bouquets
Sweet offers the best commercial D. barbatus series available. With no vernalisation needed for first-year-flowering, you can program for year-round production. Add to that the very uniform height and flowering, excellent retail holdability and 13 separate bright colours, and you’ve got one sweet series to grow and send to market!
Planting density: 4 to 6 plants/ft.2 (42 to 64 plants/m2)
Best for: Greenhouse, high tunnel; also suitable for field
Floral selection guide: Filler, volume
Plug crop time: 4 to 5 weeks
Transplant to finish: Late Spring/Summer greenhouse/field, 8 to 9 weeks; Late Summer/Winter greenhouse, 9 to 13 weeks; Field, 15 to 18 weeks
- Top-notch filler series features large, fragrant and long-lasting blooms on strong, straight stems.
- Produces high yields of saleable stems.
- Taller growth comes from early, Autumn-transplanted, greenhouse-grown plants.
Includes Black Cherry, Purple White Bicolor and White.