Sweet William is an old-fashioned cottage garden plant that usually grows as a self seeding biennial. This dwarf hybrid strain produces showy clusters of fragrant flowers with magenta-purple petals delicately edged in white. Terrific in containers or for edging borders. Developed to flower well even in the first year, then hopefully return for a second. Remove fading flowers to encourage more buds to form. Pruning plants back hard after blooming will encourage them to survive for another year. Self-sown seedlings may be moved in fall or early spring.