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botanical name:
Dianthus barbatus 'Messenger Red and White'
Dianthus barbatus 'Messenger Red and White' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Sweet William
family:  Caryophyllaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.45m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red & white
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 6 to 10
description:
Bicoloured red and white flowers in late spring and early summer, relatively early in the season.
Short-lived perennial, usually grown as a biennial.

cultivation:
Well drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun.

propagation:
From seed in autumn or spring at 13 to 15°C.

usage:
Borders, bedding and containers. Cut flowers.

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