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Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) is a short-lived, herbaceous perennial or biennial flowering plant ideal for use in cottage gardens, perennial beds, or containers. The flowers come in many vibrant shades and are attractive to pollinators like butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.
Planting Sweet William in late spring will usually produce flowers the following year, although some new cultivars bloom in the first year if you start the seeds early enough. Research suggests that sweet Williams are mildly toxic to pets and people.
|Botanical Name||Dianthus barbatus|
|Common Name||Sweet William, bearded pink, pinks|
|Plant Type||Herbaceous, Perennial|
|Mature Size||1-2 ft. tall, 0.5-1 ft. wide|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun, part shade|
|Soil Type||Moist, Well-drained|
|Soil pH||Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring, Summer|
|Flower Color||Red, Pink, White, and Bicolor|
|Hardiness Zones||4a-9b, USDA|
|Toxicity||Toxic to pets and people|