Sweet William Plants - Heritage Mix - Bare Root Plants x45

45 plants for the price of 30!

£15.98 each

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Varieties suitables for cutting
  • Will flower well in full sun
  • Attracts Bees

Take a tip from expert gardeners and buy your sweet Williams (Dianthus barbatus) as bare root plants; they’ll establish quickly, flower earlier and make stronger plants.

Although the exact origin of the English name ‘Sweet William’ is unknown it appeared in botanist John Gerard’s garden catalogue in 1569! They were believed to have been grown by Henry VIII in the 1530’s at Hampton Court making them a true Heritage plant.

The fabulous clove-scented flowers bloom at just the right time to keep borders constantly colourful from spring into summer. Grow them en masse for a tapestry of colours and bi-colours including pink, crimson, white and deepest burgundy.They make fragrant, long-lasting cut flowers.

Plant the bare roots into weed free, well cultivated soil in sun or part shade. Space plants around 15-20cms apart. Keep moist until established.

Deadhead spent flowers to prolong the display.

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Catalogue Number 5120-7080
  • Quantity 45x Bare Root Plants
  • Height 60cm / 24in
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