Double Blend Sweet William Seeds


4.6666666666667 out of 5 stars
(3 reviews)
Availability: In Stock

Charming large clusters of edible, double flowers in a myriad of colors, and one of the longest lasting cut flowers available! In the garden, butterflies and bees love the sweet and spicy scented flowers. In the kitchen, the mild-clove-flavored petals make a colorful garnish to salads, desserts, and cold drinks. (The flower's central disk, while edible, can be bitter.) As a biennial, Sweet William forms a lovely plant the first year, then flowers the second. In mild climates, plants may return the following year. However, for the best flower production, we recommend reseeding every year so you'll be sure to always have flowering plants.

$1.99 750 mg (~540 seeds)

Botanical Name: Dianthus barbatus

Family: Caryophyllaceae

Native: Europe, Asia

Hardiness: Biennial or short-lived perennial in USDA zones 3–9. Foliage first year, flowers second year.

Plant Dimensions: 12"–20" tall and wide

Variety Information: ½" white, pink, rose, red, purplish, bi-colored flowers in densely packet flattened heads (3"–5" diameter).

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Spring to early summer

Attributes: Cut Flower, Deer Resistant

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Sow up until early summer for bloom the following year. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 68°–72°F.

When to Start Inside: 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"

Thinning: When ½" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

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Double Blend Sweet William Seeds Reviews

3 reviews

Sweet William everywhere!

5 out of 5 stars May 13, 2020
The seeds went out in all of my gardens last year - this year, having forgotten about just where the seeds were, I've been surprised with flowers everywhere! Fun and bright, I've added them with the spicy nasturtiums to my salads. I'm spreading more seeds so I have them every year - they're too much fun!
Kristin Thompson from NM

Nice plants

4 out of 5 stars Nov 23, 2020
The seeds germinated fairly well, but not fully. I am looking forward to blooms next year.
Melinda Marsh from OH

Finally, someone who offers Sweet William

5 out of 5 stars Nov 4, 2021
I have looked for years for these seeds. Reminiscent of a time when my grandmother had these flowers along the walkway. THANK YOU for offering them.
Renea from NC

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