In the past, I’ve never really had much room to plant biennial flowers. While I really love growing biennials, it becomes very difficult when I don’t have a lot of space in the garden beds. After all, each plant has to grow for an entire season before it will finally make flowers. Last summer, I made a special place in the garden some some sweet william dianthus flowers.
The variety pictured above is called ‘Sweet Coral’ dianthus. There are other colors within the ‘Sweet Series’ of dianthus, but I only grew the coral shade. As you can see, I had excellent germination from the packet of seed that I had purchased. This row looks a little weedy because it’s squished between two larger plantings of daffodils. I’m still waiting patiently for the foliage to starting yellowing.
I really liked the overall uniformity in terms of color and bloom time. Despite several thunderstorms, the flowers also held well in the garden until I finally had the time to pick them all for flower arrangements. Unfortunately, I didn’t notice that this variety had any scent.
I would definitely consider growing ‘Sweet Coral’ dianthus again in the future. Have you ever grown this variety before? If so, what did you think? I’d love to hear all about your experiences in the comment section below. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog!