Sweet William doubleflowered mixed is a very popular, very easy to grow plant with very sweet scented flowers. This mix contains a mixture of different shades of red, pink and white. Some flowers are mixed in this colours. This is a very attractive borderplant and it attracts butterflies and bees. Also very well suited as cutflower. Hardy biennial. Height: 45cm.
Sweet William seeds
eetbare bloem, eetbare bloemen
Outdoor sowing: may - july
Germination: 7 - 15 days
Germination temp.: 18 - 24°C
Sowing depth: 3 - 6 mm
Plant distance: 25 cm
Sowing distance in rows: 25 cm
Plant position: sunny till half shade
Days till flowering: 280
Flowering period: may - september
Sweet William is a biennial. It flowers in the 2nd year after sowing. Sow outdoors from may till july in a well manured and loosened seedbed. Sow shallow and rake in the seeds gently. Cover very slightly because Sweet William is a light germinator. Keep moist and weedfree. Thin the seedlings, when they're large enough to handle, to 25 cm apart.
Transplant the seedlings to their permanent spot from october on. Give them a sunny plot with some shade and well drained soil. Protect the young plants in their first winter against frosts. Sweet William attracts bees and butterflies and it has a very sweet and nice scent.