DIANTHUS BARBATUS 'AURICULA EYED MIX'

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DIANTHUS BARBATUS 'AURICULA EYED MIX'

$2.36 / packet

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Description

An easy to grow traditional cottage garden plant with a spicy-scent, these lovely Sweet Williams have huge single flowers each with an attractive eye. With low mounds of grass-like foliage, the vivid green stems are topped with dense, flat clusters of flowers with fringed petals in a patchwork colours, dark tapestry rubies, fuchsia, scarlet, purple and white. Sweet Williams make a long-lasting, fragrant cut flower, and are an excellent choice for dried flower arrangements. Place them in the middle ground of the flower border or in containers, mass plantings and meadows.

Sowing Advice

For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.

Key Facts

Family:Caryophyllaceae

Common name:Sweet William

Classification:Half hardy perennial, Hardy biennial

Height:45cm

Packet Content:200 (Approx)

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