- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 - 8 Inches
- Mature Spread 4 - 8 Inches
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
Sweet WIlliam is an expected plant in the spring cottage Garden. The sweet smell of the blooms mixed with the greenness of spring is not ever forgotten. Red Barbarini™ is a Dianthus that produces even more blooms than older varieties. The vigorous, but compact, growth makes this Sweet William a natural for use as edging a garden bed or planting in containers as part of a mixed seasonal display.
The dramatically red velvety blooms offset the lush green foliage. Sweet William attracts the early native bees and hummingbirds by the dozens. Deer and rabbits are repelled by the strong scent. Red Barbarini™ makes a great cut flower and a sweet addition to a small posey bunch.
Red Barbarini Dianthus Care
The soil pH is not important to dianthus. Acid, neutral or alkaline all work fine. Watering should be regular. Sweet William likes moist, well drained soil. Full sun to part shade is the ideal location to keep the blooms going.
Maintenance is very minimal. Fertilizing should be done early in the spring as the new growth emerges. A slow release, well balanced fertilizer supports both foliage and blooms. When the blooms are finished early in the summer, the whole plant can be cut back to 6 inches tall and mulch well.
Red Barbarini Dianthus Spacing
Red Barbarini Sweet William is a very low grower, but fills in a space wonderfully, Height of 4-8 inches and a width of 8-12 inches. Spacing of these plants when used as an edger should be at 10 inches on center. If planted into a container, they can be placed much closer at 6 inches on center. Dianthus is a quick spreader and does well with dividing and replanting every 2-3 years.
Red Barbarini Dianthus Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 4 - 8 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 8 - 12 Inches|
|Spacing: 8 - 12 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Red|
|Flower Description: Deep Red|
|Bloom Period: Late Spring To Mid Summer|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Deep Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Red Barbarini™ Dianthus|
|Scientific Name: DIANTHUS `BARBARINI RED`|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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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.
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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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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
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Time of Order:
- 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.