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Dianthus barbatus 'Monksilver Black'

I adore this black-leaved, crimson-black flowered sweet William, with lovely scent.
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1 x 9cm pot

3 x 9cm pots

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Details:

Type
Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
Position
Border (Middle), Container Garden, Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
45cm (18in)
Common name
Sweet William
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)

Description

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.

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.