Sweet William Seeds – Hearald of Spring Sweet William Dianthus
A lovely mix of bold reds and pinks, Hearald of Spring, as the name suggests, is an early season cultivar of Sweet William. Shorter growing than some varieties, Hearald of Spring is a garden bed favorite!
This beautiful Biennial, or short lived Perennial, is a lovely example of the diversity of popular garden flowers, Dianthus. Easy to grow in full sun or partial shade, Sweet William is adaptable to a variety of soil types.
Name:Sweet William Seeds – Herald of Spring Mix
Botanical Name:Dianthus barbatus
Light Requirement:Full Sun
Planting Season:Spring, Summer
Plant Type:Cluster of red, pink and white flowers atop a long, sturdy stem–perfect for cutting!
Features:Heirloom, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Hummingbirds, Cut Flower Garden, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Poor Soil Tolerant, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Container Garden
Plant Spacing:6-12 inches
Planting Depth:1/16 inch
Sowing Method:Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
How to Plant Herald of Spring Mix Sweet William Seeds
When to Plant Sweet William Seeds
Sweet Williams are biennials and can be planted in late Spring after danger of frost has passed or Fall.
You will get blooms during the second year after planting.
Where to Plant Sweet William Seeds
Sweet Williams do best in 4-5 hours of full sun each day. They can be directly sown or started indoors. Plant in well-draining soil that is slightly alkaline (pH 6.75).
How to Grow Sweet William Seeds
Place seeds 1/8″ under soil ideally 6″ apart. You can plant them closer together so long as the seeds are not overwatered. If transplanting, make sure the hole is twice as big for the root system. Make sure that only the roots are covered with the new soil.
If started indoors, they can be easily transplanted after 6 weeks growth.
How to Care for Sweet William
They do not need a lot of water- except in hot months. Soaker hoses are best. Do not over water as this can cause yellow foliage.
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