Sweet William Barbarini comes in two stunning bicolored varieties, ‘Purple Bicolor’ and ‘Purple-White Bicolor’. These two fabulous plants feature large clusters of eye-catching flowers. Sweet William flowers are known for their beauty, easy care needs, drought tolerance, deer resistance and long blooming bicolored flowers. In addition, Sweet William’s fragrance attracts hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden.
Sweet William Barbarini is a self-seeding biennial plant that blooms from early spring to mid summer. This means that the original plant will live for 2 years, but its seeds will give rise to new seedlings for you to enjoy for years to come. We recommend deadheading these beautiful flowers early and mid summer, but allow late season blooms to go to seed in order to maintain your flowers for years to come from the seeds. Self-sown seedlings can be dug up and moved in either fall or early spring. Both varieties of Sweet William can prosper in normal to sandy or clay soils, prefer full sun conditions and only need watering during dry spells once established.
Sweet William ‘Purple Bicolor’ displays clusters of purple flowers with rose accents and grows to 10″ tall and should be spaced 6″ apart. The ‘Purple-White Bicolor’ variety features purple flowers with white accents, as the name suggests. Sweet William ‘Purple-White Bicolor grows 18-36″ tall and needs approximately 10-14″ of space between plants. Both varieties are hardy to USDA zones 5-9. These marvelous varieties command attention with their vibrant clusters of bicolored flowers and are perfect for cut flower arrangements, grow well in containers, or as head-turning borders when planted in groups making them one of our favorites here at Hook’s Greenhouse. We offer both Sweet William varieties in 2 gallon pots for $12.99.
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