Scientific Name: Dianthus barbatus
Common Name: Sweet William
Propagation Method: Seed
Form Supplied As: Pelleted
Cultivation Type: Greenhouse, High Tunnel
Planting Density: 64 plants/sq. meter (6 plants/sq. foot).
Usage: Filler, Secondary
Flower Color (primary): Salmon/Coral
Foliage Color: Medium Green
Versatile and programmable series can be produced without vernalisation and is the best dianthus for cooler production seasons. A top-notch filler series that features large, long-lasting blooms on strong stems.
Stem Length: 46 - 91cm (18 - 36")
Harvest Recommendation: Harvest stems when 20-50% of florets are open.
Post-Harvest Recommendation: Dianthus are sensitive to ethylene; it is recommended to treat with an ethylene-inhibiting product. Hydrate and store in a cooler at 1-3°C (34-38°F) in commercial floral holding solution at the manufacturer recommended rates.
Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit