Dianthus barbatus ‘Oeschberg’ / Sweet William / Seeds

(Code: B&T_108)
£ 1.49
Dianthus barbatus ‘Oeschberg’ / Sweet William / Seeds

An attractive Sweet William with bronze leaves and deep purple-violet flowers.  Plants flower all summer from May to August, and grow to a height of 40-60cm.  Sweet Williams are traditional cottage garden plants, and look good in borders, gravel gardens and containers.  They are also good cut flowers.

Dianthus ‘Oeschberg’ prefers a sunny position in free draining neutral to alkaline soil.


Pack of approx 500 seeds.  Sow in spring and summer for next year flowering.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.

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Hardiness Hardy biennial (RHS Hardiness H7)
Flowers May to August
Height 40 - 60cm
Spread 30 - 40cm
Conditions  Full sun and well-drained soil.

Sow in spring and summer in a tray of seed compost.  Cover lightly with compost and keep at 15- 20°C.  Seeds germinate in 2-3 weeks.  Transplant seedlings to pots when big enough to handle and then out into the garden in early autumn or spring.   

Grow Plants establish themselves during the summer and autumn and flower the following spring and summer.  Deadhead to prolong flowering.  Remove plants in the autumn after flowering.