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

Common names
  • Sweet William
  • Dianthus

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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
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
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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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