General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Plant Height: 16 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Purple
Red
White
Bi-Color
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Common names
  • Sweet William
  • Dianthus

Photo Gallery
Location: Vermont
Date: 2014-06-14
Location: My Garden - PA
Date: 2006-01-15
  • Uploaded by Kim
Location: Vermont
Date: 2014-06-10
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-04-07

Date: 2018-05-30
Location: My Gardens
Date: June 2013
Location: Willow Street, Pennsylvania
Date: 2023-05-20

Date: 2018-06-20

Date: 2018-06-20

Date: 2019-06-06
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2022-04-11
first bloom of the season
Photo by jmorth

Date: 2019-06-06
Location: My Gardens
Date: June 9, 2013
Location: My Gardens
Date: June 2013
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-04-21
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2022-05-30
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-03-31
Location: Switzerland, in my garden
Date: 2017-05-30
Sweet William blooms visited by Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly (Ag
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2023-06-11
Collage, Dianthus
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2022-07-03
Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus), close up ... white blooms with

Date: 2018-05-30

Date: 2018-05-30
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2022-07-03
Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) deep reds
Location: My Gardens
Date: June 2013
Reminds Me Of Watermelon
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2015-04-30
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2015-04-30
Location: Vermont
Date: 2022-06-13
Location: Vermont
Date: 2021-06-19
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2017-03-30
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2023-03-08
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: June 18, 2013
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2022-05-18
Location: IL
Date: 2012-05-24
Location: Vermont
Date: 2015-06-25
Location: Cascade of Time Garden, Banff, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-01
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2016-04-26
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2011-02-12
Favorite annual for cooler months in FL, can withstand cold night
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2013-05-29
Location: Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2011-08-02
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo by Andrey Korzun from Wikimedia Commons
Location: CZ Sirem My garden
Date: 4000-06-29

Date: 2016-07-15
Variegated
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: 2019-10-03
New plants just peeking through pedestal planter of Tradescantia
Location: IL
Date: 2009-06-01
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2015-06-25
Location: My Gardens
Date: June 9, 2013
Full Range Of Combinations
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2017-04-15
Location: My Gardens
Date: June 9, 2013
Numerous Color Combinations
Location: My Gardens
Date: June 2013
Location: My garden in Gent, Belgium
Date: 2011-06-13
Location: Sherwood Oregon
Date: 2020-05-09

Courtesy Outsidepride
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Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2019-06-29
Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus)
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2021-04-29
Location: zone 8 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2015-04-13
from seed sown to naturalize
Location: Houston
Date: 4-30-12
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2014-05-22
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: CZ Sirem My garden
Date: 2015-06-29
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-08
Location: My garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2013-07-08
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2017-04-21
Image not enhanced, but it looks fake! Beautiful in person!
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2014-06-15
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2017-04-15
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2017-04-15
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2017-04-15
Location: My Gardens
Date: June 2013
Location: My Gardens
Date: June, 2013
So Many Variations
Location: Cascade of Time Garden, Banff, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-01
Location: Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid
photo credit: Cillas
Location: Hampton, VA | June, 2022
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: June 5, 2013
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: June 5, 2013
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: June 5, 2013
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 11-13-2021
Sweet William Dianthus barbatus seeds 2021, mixed pink and bicolo

Photo courtesy of: Jose Vicente Ferrandez

Date: 2013-06-23
Photo courtesy of: Colin-47
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2010-05-12
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2013-07-18

Date: 2013-07-18

Date: 2013-07-18
Location: Houston
Date: 4-30-12
Location: Sherwood, Oregon
Date: 2017-06-11
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2014-07-28
Location: Western North Carolina
Date: Early Summer
  • Uploaded by vic

Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: CZ Sirem My garden
Date: 4000-06-29
Location: In my garden in Lenore, ID
Date: 7-22-2014
Location: In my garden in Lenore, ID
Date: 7-22-2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2014-09-02

Date: 2013-08-14

photo by ghislain118

Date: 2015-04-08

Date: 2015-04-08
Location: Naylor, GA
Date: April 4, 2012

Date: 2016-07-15
Grown from imported seed

Date: 2016-07-15
Grown from imported seed

Date: 2016-07-15
Variegated
Location: South Carolina
Date: Spring 
Sweet William Single Mixed
Location: CZ Sirem My garden
Date: 4000-07-11
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: June 18, 2013
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2017-04-15
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2017-04-15
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2017-04-15

Date: May 9, 2010 4:56 PM
Location: My garden in Gent, Belgium
Date: 2012-07-04
Location: My Garden
Date: 2013-06-28
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: June 5, 2013
Location: Canada
Date: 2015-06-08

Date: 2013-07-08
Photo by SCButtercup
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2010-06-22
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2013-07-08
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2012-05-12
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2010-05-09
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2013-07-18

Date: 2013-07-18

Date: 2013-07-18

Date: 2013-07-18
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2014-08-03
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2014-08-03
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2012-07-24
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2012-07-24
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2012-07-24
Location: English Gardens, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2011-06-13
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2012-07-24
Location: English Gardens, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2011-06-13
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2006-06-08
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: English Gardens, West Bloomfield, MI
Date: 2011-06-13

Courtesy Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: CZ Sirem My garden
Date: 2015-06-29
Location: CZ Sirem My garden
Date: 4000-06-29
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Plant Events from our members
chelle On March 7, 2015 Potted up
(5) two-finger paper
chelle From March 1, 2015 to March 5, 2015 Seeds germinated
In ambient room light.
chelle On February 28, 2015 Seeds sown
Double flowered mix

Room temp
lovesblooms On February 16, 2020 Seeds sown
winter sown
lovesblooms On January 15, 2017 Seeds sown
w/s, red
lovesblooms On March 15, 2015 Seeds germinated
pink
lovesblooms On March 13, 2015 Plant emerged
returned from 2014 winter-sown plant
lovesblooms On January 29, 2015 Seeds sown
winter sown pink
dragonfetti On April 5, 2015 Seeds germinated
dragonfetti On March 23, 2015 Seeds sown
In 'CF' container
dragonfetti On March 21, 2015 Obtained plant
Ferry-Morse $1.58
SCButtercup On April 16, 2016 Bloomed
NikkiGerena On April 30, 2017 Transplanted
NikkiGerena On April 29, 2017 Seeds germinated
NikkiGerena On April 26, 2017 Seeds sown
antsinmypants On June 3, 2022 Bloomed
antsinmypants On April 5, 2021 Plant emerged
antsinmypants On March 30, 2021 Seeds sown
WS - Jug 48
MrsBinWY On June 12, 2022 Transplanted
West of St. Theresa grape on 6-12-2022.
MrsBinWY On April 2, 2022 Seeds germinated
On 4-22022, observed first 2 seedlings
MrsBinWY On March 26, 2022 Seeds sown
On 3-26-2022, sowed 4 pots with 3 seeds each from PDF's 2021G
Flowerlover6 On October 19, 2022 Seeds sown
dnrevel On June 7, 2023 Bloomed
I've had these "pinks" for several years. They are popping up in the northern sedge side yard now. Adding a photo. Blooming.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Dianthus barbatus 'Sooty' should be near black, not red... by growitall Oct 18, 2014 2:37 PM 1
Blooming in New Zealand DT's Garden by kheehua Dec 22, 2018 6:54 AM 1

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