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Dianthus Red

No longer available this season.
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)
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Botanical Name
Dianthus barbarini Red
Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Fragrant, Small Spaces, Rock Gardens
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Well Draining, Average
Mature Height
4-8" tall
Mature Spread
8-12" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early fall


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.