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Dianthus barbatus 'Heart Attack'
Common Name: Sweet William Family: Caryophyllaceae (The Pink Family)

Dianthus barbatus 'Heart Attack'
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Very deep crimson red, carnation-like flowers really make a statement up against the glossy, dark green, lance-like foliage. The leaves are deep red when they emerge in spring. In trials this cultivar has proven to have more perennial characteristics than others in the species which are biennial. Additionally, sweet williams have a tendency to be more perennial with our benign winters in coastal BC. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Native Habitat:
Meadows and woods.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourBurgundy 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourBlack 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSpring - Summer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Loves Sun Sun Part Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourBurgundy/Red/Purple Green 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone4-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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