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Dianthus: Dianthus barbatus 'Barbarini® Red Picotee'

Botanical name: Dianthus barbatus 'Barbarini® Red Picotee'

Common name: sweet William

also known as (bearded pink, bloomy down, London pride, London tufts)

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Photo credit: Goldsmith Seeds
Dianthus: Dianthus barbatus 'Barbarini® Red Picotee'
created by:
Goldsmith Seeds

Gilroy, CA

at a glance

Soil: dry, alkaline, sand
Zones: 4a thru 9b
short-lived perennial

poisonous, butterfly attracting, hummingbird attracting, drought tolerant

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description for "Dianthus: Dianthus barbatus 'Barbarini® Red Picotee'"

'Barbarini® Red Picotee' sweet William produces blooms of red with white edge. Mounded. 'Barbarini® Red Picotee' is fragrant. The Barbarini® Series offers first-year flowering with no vernalization (a period of cooling off after sprouting from seed) required. The series can be flowered in long days, late April through September. The Barbarini® Series has also demonstrated hardiness to at least Zone 5, making it an ideal fall-flowering pot plant that will overwinter in the garden and flower again in the spring. Requires full sun and plenty of drainage. They hate wet feet! Do not overfertilize, and keep the soil neutral to alkaline (most other garden plants prefer neutral to acidic garden soils). Blooms until frost. -- edited by dtd pbcouchman


Dianthus barbatus is native to Europe, China and North Korea.

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