Stained Glass Sweet William Collection

A marvellous, richly coloured and textured collection of sweet williams which will flower within a couple of months of planting. They last exceptionally well as cut flowers. More
5 jumbo seedlings 190604-SP05 £7.50

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A marvellous, richly coloured and textured collection of sweet williams which will flower within a couple of months of planting. They last exceptionally well as cut flowers.

This collection contains 5 seedlings or 1 jumbo seedling each of:
  • Dianthus barbatus 'Sweet Cherry Black' F1
  • Dianthus barbatus 'Sweet Magenta Bicolour' F1
  • Dianthus barbatus 'Sweet Purple' F1
  • Dianthus barbatus 'Sweet Red' F1
  • Dianthus barbatus 'Sweet Scarlet' F1
Type Hardy Biennial, Hardy Biennial (grown as a Hardy Annual)
Common Name Sweet William
Border Position Container, Front, Middle
Soil Type Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting For an extra boost, sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting
Care Tips Cut when the flowers are open fully. Flowers may not open fully if cut whilst still in bud.
Flowering June - August
Vase Life Lasts up to 2 weeks in water
Harvesting Flower production 3 months
Cooking Notes The flowers are edible and are ideal for decorating salads and puddings.
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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Stained Glass Sweet William Collection reviews

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Reviewed 11th August 2019 by Andrew

First batch were leggy and forced, great customer service, 2nd batch weren't much better but managed to get a few good plants from the batch

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Reviewed 4th August 2019 by Heidi

Seedlings arrived - looked good quality. I potted them into pots and kept them in greenhouse then planted them out and they have flowered beautifully and are still doing so! I’ve been cutting them for cut flowers and they have a lovely scent and last well in the vase.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lesley

Service was excellent as usual. The plants arrived healthy and I planted them in containers (two) and a border (three). Three are well grown, flowering well and delighting my grandson, William. The other two are slightly behind, but bushy and growing well. I expect blooms soon.

This year's sweet peas have been slow to get going. One in a container is slowly climbing but not yet in flower. The others are beginning to flower well, though with slightly shorter stems than usual. Fragrance is glorious!

It has not been a kind season, cold, grey, and very wet and windy in intense bursts. Most of my plants have suffered, so I am not upset about these not doing quite so well as usual.

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Reviewed 28th November 2018 by Glynis

Very pleased with the four plants that have survived. Unfortunately one seemed to establish and then died!

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Reviewed 26th November 2018 by Kate

These were beautiful. will be growing them again but probably from seed.

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Reviewed 22nd November 2018 by Kate

These were beautiful. will be growing them again but probably from seed.

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Stella

Arrived in perfect condition. Very pretty range of colours and flowered for weeks on end. I had them in a pot and have only just replaced them as I needed the pot for some festive plants and a couple were still in flower even at the end of November. Would definitely buy again.

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Elaine

Plants arrived in good condition. Doing well in the garden. Good planning instructions

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Reviewed 8th November 2018 by James

I thought they might have been a bit taller, nice plants but short growth, needed short vases

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Reviewed 8th November 2018 by Gillian

Strong healthy plants that flowered over a long period. Stunning colours, beautiful scent I have enjoyed growing these.