Flowering Perennials: Characteristics and Culture

Sweet William

  • Scientific name
    Dianthus barbatus
  • Height
    6 to 15 inches
  • Bloom period
    May to June
  • Color
    Red, pink, white
  • Light
    Full sun
  • Moisture
    Well drained
  • Soil
    Sandy loam
  • Relative ease of care
    Easy
  • Remarks
    Biennial that self-sows easily. An "old fashion" favorite.