Dianthus barbatus 'Monksilver Black'
In this mix
- Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
- Border (Middle), Container Garden, Cutting Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- 45cm (18in)
- Common name
- Sweet William
- Full Sun
- 30cm (12in)
Indistinguishable from the variety ‘Sooty’ or nigricans, we used to grow here, I adore this black-leaved, crimson-black flowered sweet William, with lovely scent. It has a vase life of nearly a month.
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.