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Dianthus barbatus 'Messenger Red'
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common name: Sweet William
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
main season: Spring
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 6 to 10
Deep scarlet-red flowers in late spring and early summer, relatively early in the season.
Short-lived perennial, usually grown as a biennial.
Well drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun.
From seed in autumn or spring at 13 to 15°C.
Borders, bedding and containers. Cut flowers.