Flowers Dianthus (Sweet William) Volcano Mix

Volcano Mix

Organic Dianthus Seed

Product ID: 1988G

Range of colors for single bunches or mixed bouquets.

First-year flowering; best grown as an annual. 2-4½" blooms have a sweet fragrance. Mixture includes shades of red, purple, pink, and coral. Very similar to Hollandia Mix, which it replaces. Tender perennial in Zones 5-9. First-year flowering. Best grown as an annual.

• Edible Flowers: Use the flower petals to garnish salads, desserts, soups, icing, and cold drinks. Flavor is of mild clove. Remove the petals from the flower base before consuming as the base can be quite bitter.

Ht. 16-24". Avg. 34,900 seeds/oz. Packet: 25 seeds.

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Packet

$4.70
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50 Seeds

$7.10
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100 Seeds

$11.20
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250 Seeds

$20.95
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500 Seeds

$37.30
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1,000 Seeds

$67.25
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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 65-72°F (18-22°C)

SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - Sow 10-12 weeks before last frost. Lightly press seed into growing medium. Transplant into cell packs or 3-4" pots 20-25 days after sowing. Harden off and transplant out. Cool temperatures of 50-55°F (10-13°C) are required to keep the plants low growing and basal branching. Avoid warm temperatures in excess of 65°F (18°C), especially at night, which will product soft growth. Direct seed - Early spring when a light frost is still possible.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

PLANT HEIGHT: Varies.

PLANT SPACING: 6".

HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 6-9. Best results when planted as an annual.

HARVEST: 10-20% of flowers in cluster or spray are open.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Rich, sandy, well-drained soil that is slightly alkaline.

USES: Excellent commercial cut flower and is also suitable for gallon container production with one plant per gallon container. Also makes a lovely bedding plant.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Dianthus barbatus
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
90 - 100 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Tender Perennial
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Fragrant Fragrant
Variety is highly fragrant.
Edible Flowers Edible Flowers
Variety's flowers may be consumed.
Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies
Plants, or seeds harvested from plants, that have been grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, strictly adhering to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) organic gardening practices are designated as Organic.

Supplies that meet the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) rules according to a third-party authority such as OMRI, WSDA, and/or a local authority such as MOFGA or NOFA.
Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Edible Flowers Fragrant