Dianthus barbutus (Nigrescans group) 'Sooty' (p.a)

Black Sweet William

Sweet William has been a garden staple for almost 300 years. 

They are intrinsic to the cottage garden look and come in a wide variety of colours. 

"Sooty" is our favourite for its deep maroon, almost black flowers and the solid green foliage that matures to a metallic mahogany. 

It grows best in deep, organically rich, well-drained soils in full sun. This is a short-lived perennial that is perhaps best grown as a biennial but it's life can be prolonged by deadheading frequently. 

Allow the plant to self sow and you should get a good number of seedlings the following spring. 

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Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Caryophyllaceae    

Hardy biennial

H7    

50cm    

20cm    

Mahogany    

Deep maroon    

Rich, well drained    

Full sun

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