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Sweet William - Garofani, Dei Poeti A Fiori Semplici,

Sweet William Garofani, Dei Poeti A Fiori  Semplici,    Biennial upright plant about 10 inches tall, branching out and easy to grow.  Pink colored flowers with few petals.  Masses of double, compact flowers, bunched together.   A short-lived perennial, but is usually grown as a biennial, with seeds sown in summer for flowering plants the following year. Dianthus 'Sweet' makes a fantastic cut flower, its strong stems and large flower heads lasting for several weeks in water.

Sweet Williams is a family of dianthus. It thrives in loamy, slightly alkaline soil with sun to partial shade.

“Divine flower” – this is roughly how the botanical name of Dianthus barbatus can be translated. This name is no coincidence, because standing in full bloom, sweet William even outstrip roses as “Queen of Flowers”. The robust summer flowers have already played their charm in old cotton gardens. Their popularity led to the fact that the carnation family is now available in numerous cultured variations in specialist shops. In addition to different heights, plants with simple or double flowers are also available. But also the color spectrum of the different types is extremely versatile.

Location:  The bushy growing plants need full sun to form their lush bloom. Even in the light partial shade, the growth of the plant suffers and its resistance to diseases and pests decreases. Sweet William can also be cultivated in the planter on the balcony or terrace. Here, too, the plants need direct and long-lasting sun exposure.

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