Drought Tolerant Dianthus Sweet William Wild Flower Seeds For Xeriscape Landscaping

Dianthus Seeds - Sweet William Mix

Flower Specifications

Approximate seeds per pound: 420,000

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3 - 9

Height: 18 - 24 inches

Bloom Season: Spring and summer

Bloom Color: Mix

Environment: Full sun

Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.0 - 7.2

Deer Resistant: Yes

House Plant: No

Latin Name: Dianthus Barbatus

Planting Directions

Temperature: 60 - 70F

Average Germ Time: 14 - 30 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Cover lightly 1/16 inch

Sowing Rate: 2 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 6 pounds per acre

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 12 inches

Sweet William Mix (Dianthus Barbatus) - There is no disappointment with this wild flower seed! It is winter hardy to USDA Zones 3-9. This drought tolerant Dianthus Sweet William mix is a short-lived perennial wild flower seed that is perhaps best grown as a biennial. Many of the new cultivars will bloom the first year from wild flower seed when the seed is started early enough. Sweet William flowers are grown best in deep, organically rich, well-drained soils in full sun, but generally appreciates some light afternoon shade in hot summer climates such as the South. In optimum growing conditions it will re-seed each year and remain in the xeriscape garden for many years as if it were a long-lived perennial. Prompt deadheading of spent flowers (shear back large plantings) promotes perennial tendencies. Sow the flower seeds directly in the garden in prepared soil after danger of frost has passed. 


Gorgeous Array of Color!

Dianthus flowers are famous for their full clusters of vibrant and remarkable blossoms.

Gorgeous Array of Color!

A Classic Garden Flower

How to Grow

Sow dianthus seed indoors 4 - 6 weeks before the last expected frost. Use a sterile starter mix and surface sow seeds before covering lightly with soil. Keep seeds moist until germination. Under proper conditions, seeds will germinate in 1-2 weeks. Transplant established seedlings outdoors after all danger of frost has passed. For directly sowing these seeds outdoors, wait until danger of frost has passed, and directly sow seed into prepared beds. Lightly cover 1/16 inch and keep seeds moist.

  • Environment: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained w' pH 6.0-7.2
  • Sowing rate: 2 oz per 1000 sq. ft.
A Classic Garden Flower

Plant Specifications

Sweet William is a perennial flowering plant that grows in USDA zones 3 through 9. This is a classic garden flower that is a must-have in any English landscape!

  • Bloom color: mix
  • Bloom season: spring and summer
  • Plant height: 18-24 inches