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Buy Dianthus barbatus 'Hollandia Purple Crown' | Sweet William | Sarah Raven

Dianthus barbatus 'Hollandia Purple Crown'

Such a classy, glamorous mix of colours with different tones of purple into crimson and a sweet scent - THE perfect cut flower!
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5 seedlings

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Neutral - Alkaline
Flowers
June - October
Height
45cm (18in)
Group/Species
barbatus
Common name
Sweet William
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Sow May-July for flowers the following year. Sow in seed trays, modules or pots and place in a cold frame or unheated greenhouse. Plant into final positions in early autumn or the following spring. Can also be sown direct into well-prepared soil.

Description

Such a classy, glamorous mix of colours with different tones of purple into crimson, so that however you pick and arrange these sweet Williams, they look good. They have the longest vase life of any plant we grow (nearly a month) and have a sweet scent – they are THE perfect cut flower.

Care Tips

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.