Dianthus barbatus 'Sooty'

The best of all the traditional Sweet Williams, with marvellous spiky buds to mix with tulips in spring. You can then pick scented vases of fully open flowers in May and June. These have a super-long vase life. More
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The best of all the traditional Sweet Williams, with marvellous spiky buds to mix with tulips in spring. You can then pick scented vases of fully open flowers in May and June. These have a super-long vase life.

Genus Dianthus
Group/Species barbatus nigrascens
Variety Sooty
Type Hardy Biennial, Hardy Biennial (grown as a Hardy Annual), Short-lived Perennial (grown as a Hardy Annual)
Common Name Sweet William
Border Position Container, Front, Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 38cm (15in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant this cultivar in a more open sunny spot to allow it to develop much darker foliage than other cultivars.
Care Tips Water regularly, and deadhead to promote further flowering.
Flowering May - June
Harvesting Flower Production 2 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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