Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus 'Heart Attack') in the Dianthus Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Plant Height: 12 - 15 inches
Plant Spread: 18 - 24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Other: The leaves emerge deep red in spring, turning glossy green by the time clusters of dark red blooms appear
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Red
Other: Very deep crimson red, dark red, brilliant red-black
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Mar 25, 2016 12:37 AM

Dianthus barbatus 'Heart Attack' was introduced by Plant Delights Nursery in 2001. PDN is located in North Carolina. It is not native to the U.S.

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