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Dianthus barbatus ‘Dash Magician’
Dianthus barbatus ‘Dash Magician’
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Dianthus barbatus ‘Dash Magician’

Sweet William

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.185.470

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 ‘magical’ flowers that open white and mature to shades of pink and rose, 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 Magician’

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
  Deep Pink
  Light Pink
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
   35-50 cm
   14-20 inches
   30-35 cm
   12-14 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate