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Questions About Sweet William Plants

Asked by
Zinnia on
June 6, 2011

Q. Sweet William

What to do with them now they are fading? Do I deadhead? Can I get seeds from them? Help, I loved how they turned out and would like more. I know they are biennials, so now what?

Answered by
Jackie on
June 9, 2011
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If you don't mind changes in color, let them re-seed. They don't breed true, but I always like to be surprised. If you insist on a certain color, yu need to deadhead and replant. If you choose to re-seed, trim the brown flower heads off once the heads are empty. I usually cut some of the flower heads off and lay them wherever I want a new batch to grow.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 12, 2011

Q. Single Sweet William

Packet of Sweet William seeds showed one stem with cluster of flowers and biennial. Mine came up single flower and bloomed the same year I planted. What happened?

Answered by
Nikki on
August 12, 2011
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In warmer areas with longer summers, it is not unusual to see Sweet Williams bloom within their first season. However, blooms will not be as prominent or clustered until they have reached maturity.

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Asked by
bernese on
February 12, 2012

Q. Whether Sweet William will grow inside..answered my own question!!

Brought a small Sweet William in from the garden as it was to turn very cold. Planted it in a small goldfish bowl with gravel in the bottom, and sat it on the sunny kitchen windowsill. Lo and behold, now have 8 fringed blooms in pink/white. Even put a worm in the bowl and can watch it. May try with one of the yellow pansies. . . fun to do!!

Answered by
Nikki on
February 13, 2012
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Sweet William, as with most Dianthus plants, are ideal for containers, so with the proper growing conditions, they should do fine indoors. Glad you are having luck with yours!

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Asked by
juju2137 on
July 21, 2016

Q. sweet williams

I had a beautiful bed of sweet Williams. They have now all turned brown. Will they come back this year or are they done for the season?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 23, 2016
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Deadheading the flowers will help extend the bloom time of your Sweet Williams.
If you do not deadhead the plant will go to seed and will readily reseed itself in the garden.

If all the blossoms have faded you can cut the entire plant to about half of their height. It is possible for the plants to rebloom in a season.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/dianthus/growing-dianthus-plants.htm

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Asked by
cruzinsuzin2000 on
April 19, 2017

Q. Flowers

What is soapwort and how do you care for them

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 23, 2017
Certified Expert
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Soapwort is a perennial ground cover plant.
This article has growing and care information.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/soapwort/soapwort-plant.htm

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Asked by
Regina bator on
October 15, 2017

Q. Sweet Williams

The picture you are in, are you holding a plant called sweet Williams? If not can you send me a picture of what they look like my husband and I hold different opinions on this subject.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
October 15, 2017
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