Sunday, July 1, 2012

Dianthus by Christy Hoyl

Sweet William, dianthus barbatus is a herbaceous biennial and I love having it in my flower gardens.  It reseeds very well and will grow in full sun to part shade here in Rollinsville.  Colors range from white to pink to red with variegated patterns.  It attracts bees, butterflies and birds.  It has a clove like smell.  I make beautiful garden flower arrangements with it during the summer months.