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There are few mixed colour plants which I like, but this Dianthus barbatus 'Auricula eyed mixed' is certainly one of them – a jolly bundle of sweet williams – like sweet peas - in any jug or vase is a defining symbol of summer.
|Variety||'Auricula Eyed Mix' (Sweet Williams)||Type:||Biennial|
|Sowing:||Sow May - July direct into seed bed and transplant in autumn (for flowering the following year.)||Site:||Full sun, good drainage reasonably alkaline soil||Height:||60cm 2ft||Spacing:||15cm||Hardiness:||Hardy||Care tips:||Cut stems back to an inch after the first frost.||Flowers:||❀May-August||For the vase:||Lasts up to 2 weeks in water. Strip the bottom leaves.|