Seeds - Sweet William, Electron Blend OG
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Description: Add beauty and fragrance to garden beds and containers with this bright mix of red, pink and white bi-colour blossoms that appear in clusters of about 30. Planting close to the vegetable garden will attract busy, pollinating bees. The plants need to experience cold weather to ensure first-year flowering, so be sure to start the seeds early! Open-Pollinated.
Pack Size: 1/32 ounce
Latin Name: Dianthus barbatus
Alternative Names: Dinathus
Main Uses: Ornamental & fragrant cut flower
Zone Hardiness: Zone 4
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 45 cm (18 inches)
Flower Color: Mixed - cottage garden look
Flowering Time: All summer, so long as seeds are started early.
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic
Germination Instructions: Sweet William must be started 8 - 12 weeks ahead of average last frost date in order to induce first year flowering. In addition, young plants sould be set outdoors in cool conditions to harden off before transplanting to the garden.
Sow 6 - 9 seeds per starter container, using an organic seeding mix. Pre-moisten the soil and push seeds gently under soil surface. For best results, apply Sea Magic™ kelp from first watering. Apply a seedling-starter fertilizer such as Evolve Seedling once the second set of true leaves has appeared, and then alternate between the kelp and seedling starter until transplant. Place seeds in a warm location such as on top of the fridge or on a heat mat. Once germination occurs, move to a very bright location for growing on.
Growing in Containers: Can be grown in large pots or raised boxes.
Fertilizing (Containers): Feed with a bloom-oriented organic fertilizer through season.
Watering (Containers): Water containers deeply when top inch feels dry to the touch. Monitor every day or two during very hot weather.
Growing in Mixed Planters: Well suited for larger mixed planters. Think square foot gardening!
Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden recently amended with compost. No further fertilizing required.
Watering (Garden): Water young plants regularly to establish, the water deeply as conditions require.
Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.