Dianthus barbatus A fragrant self-sowing biennial with familiar flat-topped flower clusters in red, pink, white, lavender or mixed colors. Germinates in 7–14 days at 70°. May be started 2 months before setting outdoors, or direct seeded in late summer or fall. Requires full sun and good drainage; likes lime. 18". Biennial, Zones 4-10. ~930 seeds/g. ②
5061 Double Choice Mix Sweet William
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The name comes from the Greek meaning ‘divine flowers.’ Some Dianthus are carnations; some are commonly known as Pinks, not for their color, but for their serrated petal tips which look like they’ve been cut with pinking shears. All have fabulous fragrance.
All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.
Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.
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