Dianthus Red

Red Dianthus Red, Dianthus barbarini Red, Sweet William
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Red Sweet William has fragrant bright red flowers that bloom all summer. Perfect in containers or the front of your garden. Only grow to 8" tall. (Dianthus barbarini)

Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Groundcover
Groundcover
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Rock Gardens
Rock Gardens
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 4-8" tall, 8-12" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early fall
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU 8DIAN

Dianthus is the botanical name of a great group of flowers that includes wild Sweet William, the pinks, and of course, the carnations. Some of the pinks have been in gardens since Elizabethan times, and of today the carnation is a mainstay of the florist trade. Dianthus species are not at all hard to grow, and once they're happy in your garden, they'll return every year with more and more color and fragrance.

Seeds? Yes, we have the meadow favorite, Wild Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) in our wildflower seed department. It's a favorite biennial that creates waves of magnificent colors (several colors and bi-colors) in wildflower meadows. And its a snap to grow.

SKU 8DIAN
Common Name Sweet William
Botanical Name Dianthus barbarini Red
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 4-8" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 8-12" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Groundcover, Extended Blooms, Rock Gardens
Ships to Canada No

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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