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Dianthus barbatus ‘Heart Attack’
Dianthus barbatus ‘Heart Attack’
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Dianthus barbatus ‘Heart Attack’

Sweet William

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.185.220

Sweet William is an old-fashioned cottage garden plant. This compact selection is unusual because it acts as a long-lived perennial, instead of a biennial. It bears showy clusters of velvety-red fragrant flowers from 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. Introduced by Plant Delights Nursery in North Carolina.

Further details for
Dianthus barbatus ‘Heart Attack’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Rabbit Resistant
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate