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Sweet William

  • SKU: 76745
  • Zones: 3-9
  • Height: 12 - 24 inches
  • Shade Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
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Sweet William

One sniff of its clusters of small blooms will tell you why this perennial is so popular! An old-fashioned favorite, it grows fast and brings early-season color and fragrance to your borders and rock gardens.
Product Details
  • Botanical NameDianthus barbatus
  • Ships AsNO. 2 BAREROOT
  • Height12 - 24 inches
  • Spacing12 - 15 inches
  • Spread3 - 5 inches
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color Descriptionmixed
  • Foliage TypeGlossy, dark green lance-like foliage.
  • Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Summer
  • Flower FormCarnation like, dense flat or dome shaped terminal clusters 3-5" across.
  • Soil RequirementsRich, moist, but well drained.
  • Growth RateMedium
  • PruningRemove spent flower heads to prolong blooming.
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Zones3-9
  • Planting InstructionsDig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil around the roots, firm well and water thoroughly.
  • Deer Resistant
Shipping Information

Shipping Notes:

Orders for gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants, fertilizer and other supplies* will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

*Fertilizer and other supplies ordered separately are typically shipped within 5 business days.

**Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August

ZONE Perennials &
Potted Plants
1A-4B 4/30/18 - 6/22/18
5A 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
5B 3/19/18 - 6/22/18
6A & 6B 3/5/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 2/26/18 - 6/22/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/25/18
9A-10B 2/12/18 - 5/25/18
 Last Order Date   Zones 1-7: June 18th 
 Zones 8-10: May 21st 

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The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Bare-root perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and success in your garden. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window.
In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order.

For trees and other oversize items, we do not ship to PO boxes and it will be delivered via FedEx Home delivery.
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Ratings and Reviews
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(5 customer reviews)
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Jun 20, 2017
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I purchased several sweet williams but all of them came in the mail brownish colored.Unfortunately none of them survive.Very disappointed.
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sweet william
May 18, 2015
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This is the fourth spring that I have had my sweet william. It did not bloom the first and the third years. Is this unusual?
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Sweet is right
Nov 9, 2012
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I got this in a small garden kit and did not know what to expect. Well long story short I just planted 15 more. They look and smell sweet. They grow fast and look nice all season. I'm sad I have no more room for more. I recommend getting at least one set for every garden.
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Tough plant - winters well
Aug 3, 2012
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I have several Sweet William plants in my garden and I find they tolerate the cold very well. They are one of the first plants to green up in the spring. I like to cut mine back after the first bloom.
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Sweet, luscious blooms
Jun 20, 2012
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I received my Sweet Williams in the small butterfly garden kit last year. At first I was worried because the stems were so thin at the base. Even coming up this year, it was the same. But then it seemed like all of a sudden, I had gorgeous, sweet-smelling blooms that were GORGEOUS! Deep, rich, velvety pinks and near-purples...soo pretty...and each one, a different shade. I planted my plants close together, so they have wound their way to the lower front of the garden. Thank goodness, because it makes it easier to breathe in their yummy scent! So amazing!
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