Dianthus barbatus ‘Auricula Eyed’

£ 2.80

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Description

Dianthus barbatus ‘Auricula Eyed’

Dianthus barbatus

Better known as Sweet William, you can’t beat this ‘Auricula Eyed’ Mix for a splash of early summer colour!

Beautifully scented on long strong stems, it’ fills bouquet and vases with colour for more than a week

Filling the blooming gap that follows Hesperis matronalis (Sweet Rocket), blooms continue to open in the vase giving your kitchen table bunch a long vase life.

Give Sweet William a permanent home and it should come back next year.

Because plants need to be exposed to cool winter conditions (like Tulips) to initiate flowering I Autumn sow Sweet William  in either an unheated greenhouse or cold frame… For more detailed growing instructions join our ‘Grow Along’ on Instagram 

Details:
Variety:  Dianthus barbatus ‘Auricula Eyed’
Type: Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun in free draining soil.
Sow: Spring or Autumn
Germination: Up to 30 days
Height: 60 cm
Harvest: May/June – July
Seeds per packet: 200

Cutting /Vase Life:
Sweet Williams have an exception vase life, cut flowers can last up to 10 days. Re-fresh the water regularly.

Place flowers straight into ready buckets of water. We rest our stems for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning.

Dianthus barbatus 'Auricula Eyed, better know as Sweet William Dianthus barbatus 'Auricula Eyed, better know as Sweet William Dianthus barbatus 'Auricula Eyed, better know as Sweet William