Exposure
Sun
Part sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Wet
Growth Rate in the Garden
Medium
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Nature Attraction
Bees
Butterflies
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Spring
Bloom Color
Red
Attributes
Fragrant
Container
Long Blooming
Easy to Grow
Good Cut Flowers
Water Requirements
Water weekly during dry spells
Prefers consistent soil moisture
Prefers well-drained soil

Dianthus barbatus 'Heart Attack'

Sweet William

This compact selection is unusual because it acts as a long-lived perennial, instead of a biennial. It bears showy clusters of velvety-red fragrant flowers from late spring into summer. Excellent as a cut flower.

Height:

10-12 Inches

Spacing:

10-12"

Hardiness Zone:

4-8

Bloom Time:

May-June

Bloom Color:

Red

Dianthus (di-an'-thus)

Family: Caryophyllaceae · Common Name: Carnation

Beautiful, often fragrant flowers include shades of pink, rose or red and may be single, double or fringed. Attractive foliage. Single-flowered forms attract hummingbirds to the garden.

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