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Dianthus barbatus ‘Midget’
Dianthus barbatus ‘Midget’
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Dianthus barbatus ‘Midget’

Dwarf Sweet William

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.185.250

Sweet William is an old-fashioned cottage garden plant that usually grows as a self seeding biennial. This dwarf strain produces showy clusters of fragrant flowers in shades of pink, rose, salmon, red and white, often with an attractive contrasting eye. 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. Terrific for edging along the front of a sunny border.

Further details for
Dianthus barbatus ‘Midget’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate