Latin Name – Dianthus barbatus
Sowing Instructions – Indoors – Sow April-May and plant out to flower June-September. HB – Hardy biennial types.
Sow outdoors – April-July, in a seed bed, 0.5cm (¼”) deep, into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Seedlings usually appear in 14-28 days. Thin seedlings to 5cm (2″) apart, when large enough to handle. Keep moist and weed free. Plant out to flowering position, September-November, allowing 23cm (9″) between plants. Flowers: May to July, the following year.
Hints and Tips – Ideal for beds and borders. Scented. Attractive to bees. Suitable for cutting. Prefers full sun.
Seeds – 0.80g