Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) is another name for the dianthus plant, which has a cinnamon or clove scent. The plants are tiny, ranging in size from 6 to 18 inches (15-46 cm). Pink, salmon, red, and white are the most common colors in Dianthus blooms. On thick stems, the foliage is thin and sparingly scattered.
Plant Type: Dianthus flowers bloom once a year; some varieties bloom twice a year.
Sun exposure: Full sun, though some species, such as Dianthus deltoides, can tolerate moderate shade.
Watering: When watering dianthus flowers, make sure the soil is evenly moist. Overwatering or allowing the potting soil to dry out are both bad ideas.
- Store it in a pot
- Dianthus is an important herb in Chinese traditional medicine for treating urinary problems.
- The entire plant is used as a bitter tonic herb in Western herbal medicine to stimulate the urinary and digestive systems.
- Dianthus chinensis has antibacterial, diuretic, emmenagogue, and febrifuge properties.
Botanical Name: Dianthus sp.
Plant Type: Flowering Plant
- Outdoor Plant
- Attractive Flowers