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Dianthus barbatus ‘Green Trick’

Sweet william

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Dianthus barbatus 'Green Trick'
  • Common name: Sweet william
  • Family: Caryophyllaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Green

Foliage colour:

Green

The sweet William is a traditional cottage garden perennial, coming in a range of flower colours and forms. It’s technically a short-lived perennial, but is usually grown as a biennial, with seeds sown in summer for flowering plants the following year.

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Dianthus ‘Green Trick’ produces unusual green globes of soft, deeply cut petals. It makes an unusual cut flower, its strong stems and large flower heads lasting for several weeks in water. For best results grow Dianthus ‘Green Trick’ in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering.

How to grow Dianthus 'Green Trick'

  • Plant size

    20cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Dianthus 'Green Trick' and wildlife

Dianthus 'Green Trick' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Dianthus 'Green Trick' poisonous?

Dianthus 'Green Trick' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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