Dianthus, Sweet William
Dianthus barbatus 'Bouquet Purple'

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: barbatus (bar-BAY-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Bouquet Purple
Additional cultivar information:(aka Bouquet Purple, Purple Bouquet)

Category:

Biennials

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cayucos, California

Sarasota, Florida

Marietta, Georgia

Fishers, Indiana

Hebron, Nebraska

Silver Springs, Nevada

West Chester, Pennsylvania

Lufkin, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 1, 2009, trackinsand from mid central, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

this is a wonderful, constant bloomer in my central florida garden. i believe the proper name is Dianthus barbatus integerrima 'Bouquet Purple', not 'Purple Bouquet'. it is readily available here at lowe's and even my local ace hardware. it is pest free and well-behaved. it even blooms through a frost.

Neutral

On Nov 9, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant has a lightly scented, lavender bloom. They have a maximun height of 20" and a spread of 10" to 12" . It makes for a gorgeous cut flower.

Prefers full sun, but is tolerant of most soil conditions and has no picky moisture requirements.