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Dianthus (Caryophyllaceae) barbatus
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Dianthus (Caryophyllaceae) barbatus

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Common name: Sweet William
Hardy biennial
Sow May-July in seed drills or boxes @ temp 18C.
Approx. Germination Period: 8days. Thin out when at 4/6 leaf stage.
Plant out during September/October for flowering the folowing year.
Approx Height: 500mm Planting Centres: 225mm
Very fragrant.
Liked by bees and butterflies.

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