Do Sweet Williams come up every year?

Sweet william is a beautiful, colourful biennial flower that will reseed itself. The plant grows for two years, blooming in the second year. The compact size of Sweet Williams makes them great for containers and pots or on a windowsill.

Can sweet william be divided?

Divide sweet William every two to four years. Doing so in the spring just as the season’s new growth is starting is best, but if you don’t get to the plant before it flowers, wait and divide it in the fall. Avoid dividing plants that are in bloom or already stressed by insects, disease or other conditions.

How do you propagate Sweet Williams?

Sweet William can be propagated by division, stem cuttings, or seeds. If planting seed directly in the garden, flowers will not appear until the next year. Stem cuttings should be taken in spring or early summer, but will not produce bloom until the next year.

Does sweet william need full sun?

Sweet William plants like full sun. They will tolerate a light shade. They prefer rich, loose soil that drains well.

How long will my sweet williams bloom?

How long do Sweet Williams last? Biennial varieties bloom in their second year, and then die. Perennial varieties are supposed to regrow flowers year after year, but Sweet William perennials usually take two years to bloom and often die before they bloom a second time.

Can sweet william be winter sown?

Sweet Williams are Easy to Grow from Seed If starting indoors sow your seed in your containers 6 to 8 weeks prior to first frost. I have an entire post on how I start seeds early here. Or you can winter sow them as I share in this post. This is super easy and successful!

What can I plant next to Sweet William?

What to Plant with Dianthus

  • Geraniums.
  • Petunias.
  • Pansies.
  • Verbena.
  • Snapdragons.
  • Salvia (may be either annual or perennial)
  • Bachelor’s button.
  • Sweet pea.

Are Sweet Williams toxic?

Dianthus caryophyllus “Sweet William” is mildly toxic to dogs. If you’re a dog owner, consider eliminating the plant from your gardening scheme. Although it won’t kill your dog, the plant does cause problems if your dog eats too much of it.