Dianthus barbatus 'Electron Mix'

An exceptional Sweet William which behaves like a perennial here, now flowering for it’s third year with excellent tall, straight stems. More
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An exceptional Sweet William which behaves like a perennial here, now flowering for it’s third year with excellent tall, straight stems.

Genus Dianthus
Group/Species barbatus
Variety 'Electron Mix'
Type Hardy Biennial
Common Name Sweet William
Border Position Front
Soil Type Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting The seeds need to be exposed to cool winter conditions to initiate flower buds. Seeds can be sown either out-doors or for an earlier crop in unheated glasshouse. Sow January-July.
Care Tips Cut stems back to an inch after the first frost.
Flowering June - August
Vase Life Lasts up to 2 weeks in water.
Harvesting Flower production 3 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Dianthus barbatus 'Electron Mix' reviews

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Garden splendour

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Reviewed 30th October 2018 by Gloria.Seviour

I have planted many bulbs in anticipation of glorious colour in the spring...My bulbs all came beautifully packaged and with clear instruction how to plant etc.....Ive chosen the Sara Raven recommended .... .My colour scheme will be blues whites and magenta to maroon Tulips.....Heres hoping!!

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Reviewed 23rd September 2018 by Sandra

Looking forward to these flowering next year

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Alan

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Alison

Seedlings grew into reasonable sized plants but have not flowered.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Jen

They look healthy enough but not one has flowered this year - maybe the summer was too hot. I did water!!

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Samantha

Growing really well making good plants to flower next spring.

Excellent

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Reviewed 8th November 2016 by Betty Fenton

As usual the plants arrived excellently packed on the expected date. They are now all planted out and look very healthy. Sarah Raven is a splendid supplier that I will definitely be using again.