Dianthus barbatus* (Sweet William)

Introduced biennial or short-lived perennial with dense clusters of white, pink and red disc-like flowers, blooming April to September. Prefers moist, well-drained soils in full sun. Use for groundcover, borders and wildflower seedings. Pollinated by bees, butterflies and moths.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Caryophyllaceae

Duration: Perennial

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Native Status: Introduced

Growth Form:

Mature Height: 18-24 in.

Bloom Color: White, pink, red

Bloom Period: Spring-Summer

Annual Precipitation:  in.

Drought Tolerance: None

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

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SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

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SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 408,000

Seeding Rate: 3-4 PLS lbs/acre

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VARIETIES

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