Dianthus barbatus* (Sweet William)

An introduced perennial, which usually acts as an annual, will grow in all regions of the U.S. White, pink and red flowers bloom in summer, April to September. Blooms 60 to 90 days after planting in ideal conditions. Prefers moist, well-drained soils in full sun. In areas with hot summers, plant in partial shade for best results.

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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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