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. Its a favorite biennial that creates waves of magnificent colors (several colors and bicolors) in wildflower meadows. And its a snap to grow.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3" Pot
Barbarini® Purple Picotee Sweet William
Dianthus barbarini Barbarini® Purple Picotee
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Late spring to fall
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Compact mound of green foliage.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Average, Well Draining
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Plants For Small Spaces
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Poisonous if ingested. Skin and eye irritant. Toxic to dogs and cats.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|