Dianthus Diadem Sweet William

Dianthus barbatus 'Diadem'

Dianthus Diadem Sweet William
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Sweet William is an old-fashioned cottage garden plant that usually grows as a self seeding biennial. This taller strain produces a mound of light green leaves, bearing showy clusters of bright crimson-red flowers with a contrasting white eye. Excellent as a cut flower.

Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Remove fading flowers to encourage more buds to form. Pruning plants back hard after blooming will encourage them to survive for another year. Self-sown seedlings may be moved in fall or early spring.

Flower Color

Crimson with white eye

Foliage Color


Plant Spread

8-12 in.

Plant Height

20-24 in.

Hardness Zone


Good Companions

Characteristics & Attributes


Cut flower
Mass Plant

Bloom Time

Mid spring to early summer

Critter Resistance

Deer and rabbit resistant


Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests

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