Dianthus barbatus 'Green Wicky'
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|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
- Cutting Garden
- Neutral - Alkaline
- June - October
- 45cm (18in)
- Common name
- Sweet William
- Full Sun
- 30cm (12in)
- Plant in fertile well drained soil with plenty of sunlight
The whopping, spiky football-like heads of this petalless sweet William make this one of my favourite foliage plants. 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.
Water once a week and mulch once established to keep the soil moist. A balanced liquid feed every couple of months will encourage more blooms. Cut flowers for the vase or deadhead regularly.