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Purple Barbarini™ Dianthus

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 6 - 8 Inches
  • Mature Spread 6 - 8 Inches
  • Growing Zones 5 - 8

Purple Barbarini™ Dianthus, Purple Barbarini™ Sweet William, Purple Picotee, or Dianthus Barbarini Purple, is a vibrant, easy-to-grow, summer-blooming biennial with aromatic blooms of magenta and purple with contrasting white eyes. It is a dwarf hybrid strain whose show-stopping clusters of bright, fringed flowers are only part of its appeal. It grows from 6 to 8 inches high with a spread of 6 to 9 inches. It is self-seeding and works as a cut flower in arrangements and bouquets. 

Native to Europe and Asia, Purple Barbarini™ Dianthus is a classic cottage garden plant known for its excellent texture and bright colors. It attracts butterflies and is rabbit resistant. When planted en masse, it has a remarkable fragrance that will sweeten your summer days. It is a perfect addition to any pot or container and works well as a ‘filler’. Exercise caution, as it is toxic to dogs and cats if ingested.

Purple Barbarini™ Dianthus Care

Purple Barbarini™ Dianthus prefers full to partial sun. It is adaptable and hardy and works in most types of soil, so long as it has good drainage. Avoid over-watering your Sweet William as it can rot away delicate roots. It will need adequate airflow to thrive. 

You should prune back your Purple Barbarini™ Dianthus after it has finished blooming to help it grow stronger the following year. You may need to apply a broad spectrum fungicide to avoid crown and root rot. 

Purple Barbarini™ Dianthus Spacing

Purple Barbarini™ Dianthus works beautifully in containers and pots of all kinds. They are ideal for rock gardens and edging borders. They should be spaced 6 to 12 inches apart when planting and look especially beautiful in the front of gardens.

Purple Barbarini™ Dianthus Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Mature Height: 6 - 8 Inches
Mature Spread: 6 - 9 Inches
Spacing: 6 - 9 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Description: Vivid Purple
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers
Common Name: Purple Barbarini™ Dianthus
Other Name(s):

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.