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- Season: Biennial
- USDA Zones: 5 - 9
- Height: 20 inches
- Bloom Season: Early summer to late summer
- Bloom Color: Crimson red
- Environment: Full sun
- Soil Type: Well-drained soils, pH 5.8 - 7.2
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Temperature: 68F
- Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Seeds must be covered thinly
- Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 12 inches
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- Care & Maintenance: See: Dianthus
Dianthus (Dianthus Barbatus Dunetti) - This crimson red Sweet William Dianthus is a compact, upright plant about 18 to 24 inches tall, vigorous and eager to please. Dianthus Barbatus Dunetti will get clusters of crimson red flowers that will catch your eye and the eye of your neighbors. Easily grown from Dianthus seeds, this plant will bloom in about 3 months.
This Dianthus Sweet William is hardy from zones 5 through 9, thriving in full sun and any ordinary garden soil, provided it is well-drained. A mainstay of any self-respecting border or bed, Sweet William also does well in containers of all types, accent plantings, and edgings among flowering ground cover plants. You may also cut and put in a vase and it will last approximately 2 weeks.
For early blooms, sow Sweet Williams seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before frost season is over. Use sterile starter mix and sow flower seeds on the surface. Barely cover the Dianthus seed with soil. Transplant seedlings when temperatures have warmed. Or, directly sow flower seeds outdoors into prepared soil after frost season has passed. Lightly cover Dianthus flower seeds and keep them moist until germination.
Shaker Bottle With Seed Starting Matrix
Shake 'n Seed - We are now offering shaker bottles filled with our seed starting matrix: rich soil, gardening sand, water absorbing crystals, and starter fertilizer. This not only helps dispense your seed, but it gets it off to a great start! Simply remove lid from shaker bottle, add seed from packet, put back on lid, shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds, and then shake your way to beautiful new plants! Use Shake 'n Seed over good quality soil, and then gently water to keep seed moist until it sprouts. Great for ground covers or mass planting flower seeds.