Dianthus 'Green Trick'

Dianthus 'Green Trick' is a non-flowering form of sweet William, with vibrant green pompom heads right through summer and autumn. More
1 x 9cm plant 510871-1 £7.95 Delivery mid June
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3 x 9cm plants 510871-3 £22.95 Delivery mid June
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6 x 9cm plants 510871-6 £44.95 Delivery mid June
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One of my current favourite border plants and cut flowers. Among the very best foliage plants you can grow looking good for at least six months in the garden. A non-petalled flowering form of Sweet Williams, with vibrant green pompom heads right through summer and autumn.

Genus Dianthus barbatus
Variety Green Trick
Type Biennial
Common Name Sweet William
Border Position Front, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Care Tips Water regularly, and deadhead to promote further flowering.
Flowering June - October
Vase Life This will last over a month in the vase.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
How to get summer colours in an autumn garden

For an abundant autumn, plant smart and you’ll be enjoying beautiful flowers for months.


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Made me smile

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Reviewed 7th September 2017 by Jane Bellinger

Loved these pom-poms. They stay a vibrant green and last for ages. They did better in a pot than window box as they are tall stemmed and lean out after a while. Look great with the Erigeron daisies or other perennials.

Well worth the money

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Reviewed 20th August 2016 by Euan

I had fancied these for a long time but resisted as they seemed rather expensive. I'm glad I splashed out though as they are truly lovely. Surprisingly tall plants, rather floppy, bearing multiple flower heads which despite their fluffy appearance are actually quite robust. They last very well in a vase. If mine don't come back next year I shall certainly buy some more.

Unusual cute Green plant

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Reviewed 14th August 2016 by Mrs R Smith

I purchased these last season and they did really well, I even cut a few for a floral arrangement I did at class and they added a different texture. The flowers lasted ages in the garden. I thought they were just an annual but to my delight they have appeared again this year, there aren't as many flowers but still two out of the three plants have come back again. I will be buying more plants next season so I can cut more of these very cute little green flowers. I love them. Yes I would recommend them to anyone who likes something a little bit different.

Todiefor bright green balls!!!

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Reviewed 6th November 2014 by Wendy Steele

I have never seen flowers like these they really are Tdf!!!!
We have a holiday let on Anglesey and the number of guests that have commented on them is amazing.
We live over the road from the sea and I was a bit worried about the salt wind but I needn't have bothered. It's now November and they are still flowering like mad.
Can't tell you enough how much I recommend them.