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Will Sweet William flower Nov/Dec?


By Atlanta

United Kingdom Gb

Sometimes sweet william is listed under winter bedding and I wondered if there was a variety that would flower Nov/Dec Thanks



No - Sweet William is biennial, so the idea is that you buy it as bedding in the autumn, which is its first year, plant it out, and it flowers next spring/early summer(2nd year).

2 Sep, 2009


They can flower for 2 or 3 years so don't just pull them up after flowering. Sometimes they don't flower until their 3rd year!!

3 Sep, 2009


I've got sweet williams in the garden that flowered this year. I was thinking of pulling them up when I tidy up as I thought that was them done - but they have been putting on quite a lot of leaf growth..... I have already emptied the ones out of pots unfortunately. I shall now leave them in and see if they flower again next spring.

3 Sep, 2009


Thanks for your replies they have helped a lot, I think it is a beautiful flower and will get some ordered. I was thinking of putting them in the border of my front garden do you think this will look right or are they a little tall for borders? Thanks.

4 Sep, 2009


No, not too tall - just don't put them too close to the edge - they don't get that tall anyway.

4 Sep, 2009

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