Botanical Name: Dianthus barbatus ‘Scarlet Fever’
Common Name: Sweet William
Bloom Time: May to Frost
Blooms: Scarlet Red
Foliage: Light Green
Features: Attracts Butterflies & Hummingbirds. Cut Flower. Drought Tolerant. Rock Gardens.
Vibrant flowers are bright orange-red and appear in large panicles from late spring through early summer, attracting bees and butterflies to your garden. Grows 16 to 20 inches tall and 24 to 30 inches wide filling open spots with a nice 'pop' of color. Very easy-care and deer resistant.
Short-lived perennial that is best grown as a biennial. In optimum growing conditions, it will reseed each year and remain in the garden for many years as if it were a long-lived perennial the evergreen foliage of
Best use in cottage gardens, beds and borders.
Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade
Requirements: Prefers to be grown in organically rich, well-drained soil in full sun but generally appreciates some afternoon shade. They do not tolerate clay wet soils or they could develop crown rot and rust. Remove fading flowers to encourage more buds to form.
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