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Dianthus barbatus 'Noverna Clown' F1 Hybrid

Sweet William

An eye-catching and unique colour combination!

Colour changing blooms

Some parts of this variety are edible - Don't forget to check out our Edible Flowers Guide

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An eye-catching and unique colour combination! These large heads first open white, then the blooms change quickly to pink, purple and salmon shades whilst still retaining the occasional white flower. Sure to add interest to borders or to cut flower displays. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for cottage garden borders, beds and containers. Height: 40-45cm (16-18in).


Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.


1 packet (15 dianthus seeds) (25908)

Sow seed on the surface of lightly firmed, moist seed compost in pots or trays and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Keep at a temperature of between 18-20C (64-68F). After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged; germination usually takes 14-30 days. When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots or trays.

Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 30cm (12in) apart.

For best results, provide a rich, light, well-drained soil-less compost in full sun or part shade.

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