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PlantFiles: Sweet William
Dianthus barbatus 'Oeschberg'

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Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dianthus (dy-AN-thus) (Info)
Species: barbatus (bar-BAY-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Oeschberg

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Biennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 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

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink
Red
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral mindyk37 On Aug 25, 2009, mindyk37 from Poland, IN wrote:

This plant apparantly reseeded itself from last year, foliage dark green, thick! There were only 2 or 3 bloom clusters, though, anyone know why that might be? Adorable!

Positive LilyLover_UT On Jan 17, 2005, LilyLover_UT from Ogden, UT (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is a striking Sweet William with bright, crimson-purple flowers.

Regional...

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

Grass Valley, California
Poland, Indiana
Rowlett, Texas
Kalama, Washington



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