Dianthus barbatus (sweet william)

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Dianthus barbatus (sweet william)

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » July 8th, 2013, 5:47 pm

Botanical Name Dianthus barbatus
Family Caryophyllaceae
Genus Dianthus
Specie barbatus
Local Name in Urdu
Common Name sweet william
Life Cycle Annual+biennial according to climate
Cultivar Name
Fragrant or Not yes
Category(Bush/Vine/Tree) annual flowering plant
Height 12-18 in.
Spacing 15-18 in
Flowering Months spring
Flower Color Pink
Red
White/Near White
Growing Areas all Pakistan
Frost Tender yes
Exposure Full Sun
Soil pH tolerent
Propagation by seeds
Uses ornamental plant
Other Details Dianthus barbatus (sweet william) is a species of Dianthus native to southern Europe and parts of Asia which has become a popular ornamental garden plant. It is annual or short-lived perennial plant growing to 30–75 cm tall, with flowers in a dense cluster of up to 30 at the top of the stems. Each flower is 2–3 cm diameter with five petals displaying serrated edges. Wild plants produce red flowers with a white base, but colours in cultivars range from white, pink, red, and purple or with variegated patterns. The flowers are edible and may have medicinal properties.[citation needed] Sweet william attracts bees, birds, and butterflies.The compact size of Sweet Williams make them great for containers and pots. Try them in a windowsill or vertical planter. In flower beds, put these small plants at the front of the garden. Despite their small size, they make good cut flowers. All they need for indoor splendor, is a small vase.
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Re: Dianthus barbatus (sweet william)

Post by Farhan Ahmed » July 8th, 2013, 6:25 pm

Biannual- that is takes longer to bloom
Can be sown in October
Can be sown in situ.
Carefree plant, tolerates poor soil, drought and water logging
Tolerates light frost
Seeds comes true expect double varieties.
Bloom time Mid Spring(Late Mar-Apr)
Can be cut back for Second flush
Pinching will reduce the bloom performance.
Bee,Butterfly, Hawk Moth Magnet.

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Re: Dianthus barbatus (sweet william)

Post by Munir » July 9th, 2013, 1:12 am

Isn't this flower known as Pink, rather than Sweet William. Kindly recheck.

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Re: Dianthus barbatus (sweet william)

Post by M Farooq » July 9th, 2013, 9:11 am

munir wrote:Isn't this flower known as Pink, rather than Sweet William. Kindly recheck.
Munir sahib, I guess you are referring to the carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus), they have a whorl of petals.

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Re: Dianthus barbatus (sweet william)

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » July 9th, 2013, 11:08 am

@ munir sb i haven't heard its name as pink.even local nurserymen call it Sweet William. so you are in confusion i think... :!:

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Re: Dianthus barbatus (sweet william)

Post by Farhan Ahmed » July 9th, 2013, 7:00 pm

Pink is a common name for dianthus

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