Dianthus, Sweet William 'Wee Willie'

Dianthus barbatus

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

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Biennials

Groundcovers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)

USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Red

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Huntsville, Alabama

Citrus Heights, California

Eureka, California

Merced, California

Arcadia, Florida

Braselton, Georgia

Lansing, Kansas

Elkton, Maryland

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Mathiston, Mississippi

Bayville, New Jersey

Buffalo, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Nyssa, Oregon

Butler, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Blanco, Texas

Bluffton, Texas

Lovettsville, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 26, 2007, twohawk from Blanco, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have several colors, including fuscia, not listed
in the details. This plant is a perennial for me, surviving
with flowers encased in ice. This plant grows well in my
alkaline soil. Little care is needed.

Positive

On Mar 4, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

These little gems bloom in only 6 weeks from seed. They are actually classified as a hardy biennial.

Positive

On May 2, 2005, ladyannne from Merced, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

A brilliant low filler that readily reseeds itself. I quit trimming it up and it stil does well in about three hours midday sun and minimum water.

Neutral

On Jul 4, 2004, punaheledp from Kailua, HI (Zone 11) wrote:

Dwarf variety of Sweet William

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