Dianthus barbatus, Sweet William
Early-flowering biennial or short-lived perennial with lance-shaped foliage.
This colourful mixture produces flat, dense clusters of sweetly scented flowers in a wide range of colours. Blooms 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: 50 cm.