Dianthus barbatus ‘Giant White’

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Dianthus barbatus ‘Giant White’

Dianthus barbatus

Better known as Sweet William, you can’t beat this white version for beautifully scented flowers on long strong stems.

I find for me it fills the blooming gap that follows Hesperis matronalis (Sweet Rocket) and Orlaya grandiflora.

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.

How to grow:
Dianthus barbatus needs to be exposed to cool winter conditions (like Tulips) to initiate flowering. Sow Autumn onwards either direct or in modules for flowers the following year. I Autumn sow Sweet William ‘Giant White’ in either an unheated greenhouse or cold frame… For more detailed growing instructions join our ‘Grow Along’ on Instagram 

Variety: Dianthus barbatus ‘Giant White’
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 'Giant White' - Better known as Sweet William  Dianthus barbatus 'Giant White' - Better known as Sweet William Dianthus barbatus 'Giant White' - Better known as Sweet William