Dianthus barbatus--Sweet William

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Dianthus barbatus--Sweet William Sweet William is a biennial which acts as a perennial by reseeding itself. If not allowed to set seed, clusters

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of new plants form around the old stalk. The plants grow 1 to 2 feet tall and bloom in midsummer. Sweet william grows in ordinary garden soil and likes a warm sunny growing area. Propagation is easiest by seed. The seed germinates in 5 to 10 days at 70 degrees. The plants may be propagated by cuttings and runner plants.

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