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Dianthus barbatus ‘Dash Crimson’


Sweet William

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.185.450


Sweet William is an old-fashioned cottage garden plant. This selection from the Dash series is unusual because it acts as a long-lived perennial, instead of a biennial. It bears masses of showy clusters of fragrant, velvety, crimson flowers with a tiny white eye, late spring into summer. Excellent as a cut flower. Plants are easily divided in early autumn or spring. Remove fading flowers to encourage more buds to form. Prune plants back hard in midsummer if they become scruffy or floppy.

Further details for
Dianthus barbatus ‘Dash Crimson’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Red
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Fragrant
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Large
Height
   30-50 cm
   12-20 inches
Spread
   30-35 cm
   12-14 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium













Dianthus barbatus ‘Dash Crimson’


Sweet William

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.185.450


Sweet William is an old-fashioned cottage garden plant. This selection from the Dash series is unusual because it acts as a long-lived perennial, instead of a biennial. It bears masses of showy clusters of fragrant, velvety, crimson flowers with a tiny white eye, late spring into summer. Excellent as a cut flower. Plants are easily divided in early autumn or spring. Remove fading flowers to encourage more buds to form. Prune plants back hard in midsummer if they become scruffy or floppy.

Further details for
Dianthus barbatus ‘Dash Crimson’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Red
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Fragrant
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Large
Height
   30-50 cm
   12-20 inches
Spread
   30-35 cm
   12-14 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium