Dianthus barbatus 'Green Wicky'

Along with Dianthus 'Green Trick', this makes a great evergreen pot filler for winter and spring. With green domes twice the size of 'Green Trick' it's a tip-top cut flower too. More
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Along with Dianthus 'Green Trick', this makes a great evergreen pot filler for winter and spring. With green domes twice the size of 'Green Trick' it's a tip-top cut flower too.

Genus Dianthus
Group/Species barbatus
Variety Green Wicky
Type Hardy Biennial, Hardy Biennial (grown as a Hardy Annual), Short-lived Perennial (grown as a Hardy Annual)
Common Name Balkan Spurge
Border Position Container, Front, Middle
Soil Type Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 50cm (20in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in fertile well drained soil with plenty of sunlight
Care Tips Feed with rose or tomato fertiliser and keep as moist as possible although they do tolerate dry weather once established. Deadhead to promote further flowering.
Flowering June - October
Harvesting Flower Production 5 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
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Dianthus barbatus 'Green Wicky' reviews

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Reviewed 18th October 2019 by Mary

I fell in love with these last year and because my established plants look so nice I had to but several more. They have good pom pom flower heads and have thrived in my garden. The new plants are strong and healthy.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Anjana

Would have given 5 stars but for receiving wrong item. Had ordered 'Green Wicky' but received flowering variety instead. Obviously couldn't tell order had been mixed up until the flowers showed, but would hasten to add that I was still very pleased with the plants received as they have flowered well and are unusual and interesting.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Alison

An unexpected find. Performed all through the winter, and now happy in a bed. Very long lasting.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Carole

Only 1 plant survived even though I followed all the instructions

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Ms Daniels

Good for flower arrangements

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Reviewed 27th November 2018 by Cally

Great when they came but only started blooming in late October when I was expecting them to be good in the summer....but very dry and hot conditions maybe didn't help.

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Reviewed 22nd November 2018 by Ann

Something Very different in the border - lovely

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Lene

Very interesting and lovely colour

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Anne

These are/ were lovely. Very pleased have all done well.

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Sheila

Excellent service and very strong healthy plants giving a superb display. Thank you

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Ann

Lovely unusual little plant. Short stems meant it is not that good for cutting. But I like it.

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Reviewed 22nd September 2018 by Patricia

Dianthus Green Wicky,
I am so pleased with these plants.They are so unusual and the green balls last for weeks in the garden.I then had the added bonus of these coming into flower and being covered with burgundy dianthus type blooms which was totally unexpected.Beautiful,thank you

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Lizanne

They are a fab addition to a cut flower garden. But I wish the blooms were bigger and the stems straighter!

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Reviewed 14th September 2018 by Mrs Dix

I bought these last year and they were wonderful so I was disappointed this year when only one pllant has flowered.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear that your dianthus have failed to flower. Hopefully , now that the weather has cooled down a little more flowers will appear. We have refunded you for the plants and apologise for the disappointment."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Pauline