I love Sweet William flowers. I started mine from seeds that were taken from my husbands great grandmothers flower garden. The antique seeds (over a hundred years old) grew beautifully!

Old Fashioned Heirloom Sweet William Flower seeds. Flowers have a combination of pinks, purples, and whites in the blooms. Requirements: Likes Full sun to partial shade. Winter hardy to USDA Zones

Sweet William        Another biennial that typically self-seeds, sweet William produces beautiful clusters of fragrant blooms in early summer. They're great for cutting, and they attract hummingbirds and butterflies.        Name: Dianthus barbatus        Growing conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil        Height: To 2 feet tall        Zones: 3-9, depending on variety

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Another biennial that typically self-seeds, Sweet William produces beautiful clusters of fragrant blooms in early summer. They're great for cutting, and they attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Name: Dianthus barbatus

Dianthus 'Tropical Butterfly'  Carnation  Hardy Perennial  Customer favourite  Delight your senses with this scintillating dianthus. Its breathtaking beauty is matched only by the power of its fragrance. Exotic, bicolour blooms carried above mounds of silver-green foliage lend a tropical feel to perennial borders and containers, producing an abundance of perfumed dianthus flowers for cutting. Height: 40cm (16”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

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Dianthus 'Tropical Butterfly' Carnation Hardy Perennial, producing an abundance of perfumed dianthus flowers for cutting.

Sweet William Seeds "Dianthus barbatus"  One of my all-time garden favorites! This gorgeous, long-blooming biennial is a fragrant joy to have in the garden. 24" plants produce clusters and clusters of blooms in pink, hot pink, white and biennial colors and last for weeks! A favorite of the swal...

Sweet William Seeds "Dianthus barbatus" One of my all-time garden favorites! This gorgeous, long-blooming biennial is a fragrant joy to have in the garden. 24" plants produce clusters and clusters of blooms in pink, hot pink, white and biennial colors and last for weeks! A favorite of the swal...

Sweet William...sweet!

Biennial grown in full sun to part shade. Clusters of small flowers in bright colours.

Dianthus barbatus 'Summer Sundae' doesn't need vernalization, so unlike traditional Sweet Williams will bloom the first year from seed.

Dianthus barbatus 'Summer Sundae' doesn't need vernalization, so unlike traditional Sweet Williams will bloom the first year from seed.

Amazon Dianthus - Louisiana Super Plant Fall 2010    Amazon Dianthus Rose Magic      Flower power of a bed of Amazon Dianthus      Amazon Dianthus Neon Duo    Amazon Dianthus is a tall, showy dianthus from PanAmerican Seed.       The Amazon dianthus series was created by breeding together two species -- Dianthus chinensis, Chinese dianthus or pinks and Dianthus barbatus, sweet Williams. Called an interspecific hybrid, the results are nothing short of outstanding.

A Louisiana Super Plants selection for fall this dianthus has been singled out for its superior characteristics and outstanding landscape performance.

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Dianthus or carnation family.  Most are fragrant, perennial & long blooming.  Lots of variety in this plant family.

Dianthus or carnation family. Most are fragrant, perennial & long blooming. Lots of variety in this plant family.

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~"Dianthus--"Pinks" these come back year after year in my area. Love having them in all my gardens:) variety of colors is a plus. Pinch off the dead blooms to increase more blooms:)

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