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Sweet William

Lace Mantle

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Sweet William

Lace Mantle

(Dianthus barbatus)
EXCLUSIVE - This lovely cottage garden favorite has large velvety flower trusses densely packed with eye-cat...
(Dianthus barbatus)
EXCLUSIVE - This lovely cottage garden favorite has large velvety flower trusses densely packed with eye-catching, tiny fringed blossoms that make vividly colored, romantic bouquets. Lace Mantle blooms in its first season from seed in a tapestry of purple, violet, crimson, salmon, pink and pure white, including laced bicolors and picotees. Flowers have a soft, sweet clove fragrance. These bedding and border plants bloom in profusion on strong stems, perfect for cutting long-lasting bouquets. Butterflies love to visit them.
Seed Count: Approx. 30 / Weight: 0.033 gms
$ 2.99

BIENNIAL, BLOOMS FIRST YEAR

Late spring/summer
Hardy to Zone 3


BEST TO START INDOORS

In spring, 8 to 10 weeks before last expected frost date, sow seeds 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix. Cover very lightly, no more than 1/4 inch deep, and keep moist while awaiting germination. Provide a strong light source for seedlings until they are ready to plant outside. Once large enough to handle, transplant seedlings 2 to 3 inches apart into deeper containers or pots so root systems have room to develop. Feed every 2 weeks with half-strength fertilizer. When 3 to 4 inches tall, gradually acclimate to outdoor conditions and plant 12 inches apart in full sun in early spring after frost danger is over.


GROWING NOTES

Lace Mantle is a new day length neutral variety bred to start blooming the first year from seed. Sweet Williams grow best in well drained, moist fertile soil. Plant them in full sun; in very hot summer areas, they will thrive with partial or light afternoon shade. Keep well-watered and feed several times during growing season. Cut when clusters of large florets are half open: buds open well in water and last for up to 10 days. After the first flush of bloom is over, cut back spent flower heads for rebloom.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

March – May
Sept – April
Full sun
1/4 inch deep
1 inch apart
10 – 14 days
12 – 18 inches

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

March – May
Sept – April
Full sun
1/4 inch deep
1 inch apart
10 – 14 days
12 – 18 inches

Cold Winters

March – May

Mild Winters

Sept – April

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Space Seeds

1/4 inch deep
1 inch apart

Days To Germinate

10 – 14 days

Mature Height

12 – 18 inches

Photos From Our Trial Garden

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