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.
Europe and Western Russia
Meadows and woods.