Sweet William Black Prince Seeds
Info: Sweet William Black Prince is a very popular and easy to cultivate biennial garden flower. Large flowering, sweetly scented double dark red, almost black blossoms are produced in an abundance on dark foliage on 45 cm erect stems. With its fantastic colour range and strong scent it makes a wonderful long lasting cut flower. It blooms the year after planting, from May/June til the end of July.
Sowing & cultivation: Sow seeds sparingly in trays or directly outdoors from late spring (May) to autumn (September) for blooms the following year. Sweet William likes sunny to semi-shady locations, regular watering and nutrient-rich, permeable soils. If you regularly remove the dead flowers, you will prolong the flowering time. Also suitable for pots and tubs.
|Botanical name||Dianthus barbatus|
|Sowing||from May to September outdoors|
|Location||Sunny to half-shady, nutrient-rich permeable soil|
|Germination temperature||15 - 20°C|
|Germination||10 - 14 days|
|Blooming||July - October|
|Height||40 - 50 cm|
Image Source: Photo by and (c)2008 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man). Co-attribution must be given to the Chanticleer Garden., Sweet William Dianthus barbatus `Heart Attack` Closeup 2816px, CC BY-SA 3.0