Specie: D. barbatus
Name in Latin: Caryophyllaceae
Name in English: Carnation Family or "the Pink"
Origin: Southern Europe and parts of Asia
Growth Habit: herbaceous, biennial
Flower:Each flower is 2–3 cm diameter with five petals displaying serrated edges. , flat topped clusters at stem terminal, most are bi-coloured: cultivars range from white, pink, red, and purple or with variegated patterns.
Blooming Period: may until autumn
Leaf: non parallel , veined, lanceolate, medium green
showy flowers, good filler
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: 4-10 days
Amount of water: medium
Nutrition: flower food solution
Special handling: fungal infections can be a problem. Ethylene sensitive
Flowers are edible. In Victorian language of flowers , sweet william means "gallantry". Sweet Williams were used in "Kate Middletons" bouquet April 2011.