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Sweet William Seed 'Messenger' Mixed

Image of Dianthus barbatus Messenger Mixed
Image of Dianthus barbatus Messenger Mixed
Image of Dianthus barbatus Messenger Mixed
Image of Dianthus barbatus Messenger Mixed

Dianthus barbatus Messenger

  • Hardy biennial.
  • Used in Catherine Middleton's bridal bouquet!

Supplied as a packet of approximately 150 seeds.

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Pollinator Friendly

This once very popular cut flower produces stems 24" (60 cm) or more in length with bright and varied coloured blooms many with a contrasting coloured eye.

Thought to have got it's name to honour the 18th century Prince William, Duke of Cumberland and was used in Catherine Middleton's bridal bouquet in 2011 as a tribute to her bridegroom, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge!

It is also said to be named after Saint William of York or William the Conqueror but no-one really know how this plant got it's lovely name!

Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

  • Hardy Biennial.
  • Excellent for Cut Flowers.
  • Edible flowers.
  • Flowers May June the year after starting.
  • Grows to approximately 24" (60 cm) tall.
  • Sow May - July outside in a prepared seed bed. 
  • Sow thinly in ¼"(0.5 cm) deep drills 12" (30 cm) apart. 
  • Thin to 6" (15 cm) apart when large enough to handle.
  • Transplant to their final positions in the Autumn, planting 12" (30 cm) apart.

How To...

How To Plant Out Ornamentals
Detailed advice on how to plant out ornamentals, including information on recommended planting distances.

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A Note About Our Seed Packets & Seed Counts
Information on Victoriana's method of packeting seed, including information on the seed packets. Also details on Victoriana's seed guarantee.

Pollinator Friendly Plants
A detailed guide to the seeds and plants sold by Victoriana Nursery Gardens that will attract and provide a food source to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects.

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