Dianthus barbatus 'Black magic', Sweet William
Early-flowering and eye-catching biennial or short-lived perennial with lance-shaped, maroon-tinted leaves.
This variety produces flat, dense clusters of sweetly scented, deep maroon to black flowers from late spring to midsummer.
Excellent cut flower.
Attracts bees and butterflies.
Lovely old-fashioned cottage garden plant, that self-sows readily.
Native to southern Europe.
Height: 35 cm.