Flowers 14 days earlier than other varieties. Sweet scented.
Botanical Name: Dianthus barbatus ‘Saskia’
Common Name: Sweet William, Bartnelke
Flower Color: 3-5 in (8-13cm) flowers are sweet scented.
Foliage: Green leaves up to 4 in. (10cm) long
Flowering Time: Late spring and Early Summer
Plant Height: up to 28 in. (70cm)
Plant Width: up to 12 in. (30cm)
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Water Requirements: Normal
Soil Requirements: Well drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil
USDA Zone: 3-9
AHS Heat Zone: 9-1
Sowing Instructions (Cliff Notes Version): Sow in containers in a cold frame from autumn to early spring. Can also be sown on site in summer to flower the following year.
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