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Spectacular, multi-colored blooms add beautiful color to the summer garden or meadow. Wild Sweet William grows in sandy, clay or loamy soil conditions and grows to be about 12-24” tall, making it an extremely versatile variety. This variety is easy to grow and the colorful blooms make for fabulous summer bouquets. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Biennial.

Zones 3 - 8
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-24 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
SKU DIAG
This close relative of the carnation is one of the wildflowers that was taken directly into gardens from the wild. Of course, there are also hundreds of hybrids made from this flower and others in the “pink” family. The wide range of colors and bi-colored blooms make this a truly spectacular wildflower in meadows. A big favorite.

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Associated SKUs
DIAG
DIAQP (1/4 Pound)
DIALB (1 Pound)
DIALB5 (5 Pounds)
DIALB10 (10 Pounds)
Common Name Sweet William
Botanical Name Dianthus barbatus
Seed Life Cycle Biennials
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Pink, Red, White, Mixed
Mature Height 12-24 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 1,815 sq ft.
1 lb covers 7,260 sq ft.
5 lbs covers 36,300 sq ft.
10 lbs covers 1.75 acres
Seeds Per Pound 420,026
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Native To Europe
Native To Mountain areas of Europe
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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American MeadowsSweet William Seeds
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable growth (5)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Hardy (4)
  • Long bloom time (4)
  • Low maintenance (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (3)
  • Large areas (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (3)

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5.0

Can't miss bloomer!

By 

from Northern Michigan

About Me Professional Landscaper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Dependable
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Sweet William Seeds:

    Plant now for color starting next season and beyond!
    Very easy to grow in partial shade to sunny. Blooms late spring even in northern climates, gone by mid-August. Long-lasting cut flowers. Naturalizes and multiplies each year. No maintenance required.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
     
    5.0

    Worth the Biennial Wait

    By 

    from Sewanee, TN

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about American Meadows Sweet William Seeds:

      Easy to plan on top of Daffodils where other plants will not grow. So many neighbors recall the plant and bloom from gardens they remember.Mine need to be reseeded each year, a very small price to pay.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great luck with these in NH

      By 

      from Manchester, New Hampshire

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Sweet William Seeds:

          I have several well-kept flowers gardens. But there is a part of my yard that I leave wild. (no raking, etc.) I call this my woodland garden. I have a stone path going through it. Every couple years I throw (by hand) the Sweet William seeds in my woodland garden. They come up the following year and are an absolute pleasure. They pop up every where and add color for several weeks.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Sweet William Seeds

          By 

          from Lake Tapps, WA

          About Me Casual Hobbyist

          Pros

          • Long Bloom Time
          • Reliable Growth
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Areas

            Comments about American Meadows Sweet William Seeds:

            I like to plant Sweet William as the flowers are so colorful. Unfortunately, I planted them late -- could not find the seeds readily here in stores in my area -- so they are yet to bloom, but are growing nicely.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            What a gorgeous way to do things.

            By 

            from Wyoming

            About Me Casual Hobbyist

            Pros

            • Fragrant
            • Long Bloom Time
            • Low Maintenance
            • Pest Resistant
            • Reliable Growth
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Border Control
              • Containers
              • Cut Flowers
              • Erosion Control
              • Indoor Pots
              • Large Areas
              • Raised Beds

              Comments about American Meadows Sweet William Seeds:

              They are put all over the yard. I love the different colors and the fragrance is so sweet. Love to watch the little bees and birds.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Easy to grow

              By 

              from Nottingham, NH

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Pros

              • Fragrant
              • Grows in shade
              • Low Maintenance
              • Reliable Growth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Alternative shade lawn
                • Ground cover
                • Shady areas

                Comments about American Meadows Sweet William Seeds:

                I sprinkle the seeds on bear ground in shady areas and they make a magnificent ground cover that's green even in the winter. Fragrant, delicate flowers. Able to withstand some foot traffic. Very low growing. Good for alternative lawn in areas not able to be mowed. A++++

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                if you buy only one seed, this is it

                By 

                from cohocton, ny

                About Me Master Gardener

                Pros

                • Fragrant
                • Long Bloom Time
                • Low Maintenance
                • Pest Resistant
                • Reliable Growth
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Border Control
                  • Large Areas
                  • Raised Beds

                  Comments about American Meadows Sweet William Seeds:

                  always supreme germination, mass planting creates colors that makes people say wow!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The Sweet Willima seeds were great.

                  By 

                  from Andover, Minnesota (suburb of Minneapoli

                  About Me Master Gardener

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Instructions
                  • Attractive
                  • Hardy
                  • Healthy
                  • I could get enought seeds
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden

                    Comments about American Meadows Sweet William Seeds:

                    I have an area about 30 feet by 30 feet. I plant this every two years and then have a beautiful crop every two years. I don't have any pictures handy, but the garden is a very colorful site then they bloom in late June in Minneapolis, MN.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    4.0

                    Waiting for Sweet William

                    By 

                    from Dedham, Maine

                    About Me Getting Started

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Instructions
                    • Attractive
                    • Hardy
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Outdoors

                      Comments about American Meadows Sweet William Seeds:

                      I just planted last fall, so haven't seen full results yet. This however is the one wild flower the deer don't destroy in my yard.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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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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